Idox Innovation Awards
2015 marked Idox’s 30th year as a provider of funding information services including GRANTfinder and, in celebration of this significant milestone, the launch of the Idox Innovation Awards.
The Idox Innovation Awards aim to showcase projects that have demonstrated a creative and forward-thinking approach to improving the life of communities in one or more UK locations.
In 2015, £3,000 was awarded to each winning project of the Awards' five categories, together with promotional and publicity opportunities.
Featuring an Awards Panel chaired by Big Lottery Fund Chief Executive Dawn Austwick OBE, the winning and highly commended projects in each category were as follows:
- Category 1: Innovation in supporting local economic development
Winning project: Ignition Autos Community Garage and Training Centre – Citadel Associates
Highly commended project: City Centre Mural Trail – Glasgow City Council
- Category 2: Innovation in promoting community engagement
Winning project: Community Focus – Media Trust
Highly commended project: GROUNDation Poetry Project – Safe Ground
- Category 3: Innovation in promoting healthy living
Winning project: Soup-a-Gran – Cedarwood Trust
Highly commended project: Cook and Eat Food Champions – Home-Start Canterbury & Coastal
- Category 4: Innovation in supporting children and young people
Winning project: Breaking the Silence Empowerment Programme for Girls – ICU Transformational Arts Ltd
Highly commended project: Every1’s Garden Pilot Project – The Maxwelltown Information Centre
- Category 5: Innovation in promoting environmental sustainability
Winning project: SERC Woodland Project – South Eastern Regional College (SERC)
Highly commended project: Education in Natural Sustainable Affordable Building – Karuna Insight Design CIC
Full details about the successful Idox Innovation Awards projects can be explored in the Awards e-brochure, available to download below.
Among the category winners were projects which: promoted healthy eating amongst an isolated older generation; supported teenage girls at risk of sexual exploitation and self-harm; addressed mental health issues through art; brought together an isolated local community with a prison community via the medium of poetry; and upskilled young people to improve their employment opportunities.
Included in the Awards e-brochure are the winners from each of our five categories as well as those the Awards Panel chose as a true celebration of community spirit and invention across the UK.
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