Suffolk Community Awards

Recognising and celebrating those who have improved the quality of life for a community in Suffolk

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk's Most Active Community Awards

Recognising and celebrating communities in Suffolk that go the extra mile to encourage their residents to be active

The Community Action Suffolk Awards

The Community Action Suffolk Awards

Celebrating the dedication, enthusiasm and achievements of individuals and VCFSE organisations in Suffolk
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The Suffolk Association of Local Council awards

Celebrating the dedication, enthusiasm and initiatives achieved by councils that makes Suffolk a great place to live

Suffolk Community Awards

In a unique partnership, Community Action Suffolk (‘CAS’), Suffolk County Council and the Suffolk Association of Local Councils (‘SALC’) launched the Suffolk Community Awards.

These collaborative awards celebrate and recognise the huge contribution that groups, individuals, town and parish councils make on the overall quality of life in our communities across the length and breadth of Suffolk.

Previously the three organisations ran separate events – namely the CAS Awards, the SALC Village of the Year competition, newsletter and website of the year awards and, Suffolk County Council’s Most Active Community Awards (run in partnership with SALC).

There are 17 awards available ranging from youth participation and young person of the year to community building, contribution to volunteering, most active communities and council, councillor, young councillor and clerk of the year.

The Suffolk Community Awards are generously sponsored by …

2019 Suffolk Community Awards
2019 Suffolk Community Awards
2019 Suffolk Community Awards
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The Awards selection process

Nomination Process

The public nominate via this website. Nominations for the 2024 awards are now closed.

Shortlisting and Judging

Entries are judged by a panel of representatives from the organising bodies and the award sponsors.

Presentation of Awards

The winning entries will be invited to the Suffolk Community Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Food Museum, Stowmarket, on Tuesday 24th September 2024.

Suffolk Community Awards Presentation Ceremony Event Partners

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Previous Award winners

Here you can find details of previous winners of individual partner awards – Previous Winners

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“Our Village of the Year Competition has not run for a few years and needed a review. Having attended the 2018 CAS Awards I instantly recognised there was potential to bring things together and focus on showcasing some of the fantastic outcomes that are being achieved. I am especially excited about putting the spotlight on the work of town and parish councils and the important contribution they make.”

Sally Longmate

Chief Executive , Suffolk Association of Local Councils

“Community Action Suffolk is delighted to host our award winners at this very special collaborative event. Recognising the dedication and commitment of volunteers, community leaders and organisations across Suffolk’s voluntary sector and potentially inspiring others to get involved. We very much look forward to meeting and celebrating with our award winners.’
Hannah Reid

Chief Executive , Community Action Suffolk

I am absolutely delighted that Suffolk County Council are once again supporting the Suffolk Community Awards. It’s important to celebrate the incredible impact of Suffolk’s voluntary sector, including our dedicated volunteers, inspiring community leaders and organisations. Their hard work makes Suffolk a better place to live and work, and it’s an honour to recognise and celebrate their outstanding contributions.

Cllr Philip Faircloth-Mutton

Cabinet Member for Equality and Communities, Suffolk County Council