Regional Impact Award

This Award celebrates businesses with a Greater London headquarter that are using their influence and resources to strengthen regional communities and have an impact beyond the capital. It recognises initiatives that both respond to local need and tie in to a strong overall social impact strategy.


  • Your company must be headquartered within Greater London. 
  • Your initiative is having a positive social impact outside of London within the United Kingdom.
  • Applications can focus on either a single project or a wide-ranging initiative.
  • This award is open to applications from private sector businesses and public bodies having an impact in Greater London. Businesses and public bodies may use this form to make an application for their own organisation or to nominate a third-party business or public body. Charities, schools, community groups and social enterprises are not eligible to apply in this category but may nominate a business or public body.
  • The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards recognise and celebrate organisations going beyond their core business product or service to have a social impact.   Applications will be disqualified if the initiative described is judged to form part or an extension of the organisation’s core commercial and/or delivery activities, e.g. a local authority providing a statutory service to the community or a business whose purpose is to broker employee volunteering.
  • The same initiative cannot be submitted in more than one category. All partners involved in the same initiative must decide which category it best fits into and submit one application to that category only. 
  • If your initiative was shortlisted in 2017 you can apply again with the same initiative (or another) in any category, however the judges will be looking for ways in which your initiative has developed over the past year.
  • If your initiative won an Award in (2017), it should not be entered in any category for three years following receiving the Award. For example, any initiative that won in 2017 should not be entered again until 2021.  When submitting in following years the initiative should have had substantial changes made to it since winning the Award. You may apply with a different initiative to this year's Dragon Awards.


Examples of Regional Impact Award Initiatives (this list is not exhaustive):
  • Working with your supply chain to support initiatives or businesses in local communities.
  • Launching a national employee volunteering programme whereby each regional office tailors volunteering opportunities to local needs.
  • Delivering a regional social impact strategy through local teams across the United Kingdom, for example, to encourage local recruitment or procurement practices.
  • Working with schools in different regions across the United Kingdom to raise aspirations, ensuring a diverse future pipeline of employees.

When making an application please follow the Regional Impact Award - Guidance and Scoring Card document where you will find further information about the Award and a guide on how to answer each question on the application form. 

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