Community Leisure UK Awards 2020

Recognising and celebrating the achievements
of charities and social enterprises in public
leisure and culture.

The Community Leisure UK 2020 Awards ceremony is a chance to champion and showcase the outstanding achievements of member trusts throughout the 2018/19 year. These will be the 4th national awards for members, building on the success and positivity from previous events. The awards are an opportunity to recognise, celebrate and share the achievements of leisure and culture trusts across the UK.

Working in partnership with FUSE events, the 2020 Awards are once again shaping up to be a significant and exciting celebration of your sector.

The Awards are open to all Community Leisure UK members across England, Wales and Scotland.
Nominations for the individual awards can be made by any member of staff connected with the trust.

The Community Leisure UK Awards will take place on Wednesday 20th May 2020 at the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester.

The nine categories to be awarded on the night are;

  • Community Impact – Physical Activity
  • Strategic Partnership
  • Demonstrating Social Impact
  • Community Impact – Arts, Culture & Libraries
  • Capital Investment
  • Environmental Impact
  • Workforce Development
  • Outstanding Employee Achievement
  • Outstanding Volunteer

The Judges 

We are delighted to have such a strong range of knowledge and experience across the panel, reflecting the variety of work carried out by Community Leisure UK members. The panel is comprised of:

  • Steve Chaytor (Chair) – former CEO of Tees Active
  • Nelly Araujo – Development Manager, Royal Society for Public Health
  • Kate Bines – Head of Marketing and Communications, Charity Finance Group
  • Tara Dillon – CEO, CIMSPA
  • Helen Parrott – Senior Manager, Skills & Workforce / Strategic Partnerships, Arts Council England
  • Robert Nesbitt – Head of Physical Activity and Sport, Scottish Association for Mental Health
  • Ian Murray – former CEO of High Life Highland
  • Steve Brailey – former CEO of Sheffield City Trust
  • Rob Bailey – Principal Advisor, APSE
  • Shaun Delaney – Volunteering Development Manager, NCVO

Applications are now open!

Before completing your application, please read the AWARDS ENTRY GUIDE, which contains full information and judging criteria for each award.

To complete your application, please select from the categories below.

Community Impact Award – Physical Activity

Strategic Partnership Award

Demonstrating Social Impact Award

Community Impact Award – Arts, Culture and Libraries

Capital Investment Award

Environmental Impact Award

Workforce Development Award

Outstanding Employee Achievement Award

Outstanding Volunteer Award

The deadline for all applications is 3pm on Friday 31st January 2020.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact