Share Your Success with SURF

Share Your Success with SURF

The SURF Awards, first presented in 1998, are now well established as the major independent awards for community regeneration projects in Scotland. The prestigious award certificates are presented each year to initiatives that are judged to be doing outstanding regeneration work in Scotland’s underprivileged communities.

The awards are about recognising and rewarding best practice, and the process is intended to promote all of the excellent, but often unsung, work being done day-to-day in our disadvantaged neighbourhoods. If you are involved with, or know of, such a project or initiative, you should consider nominating it for a SURF Award this year in one of the three categories – People, Place and Partnership.

Additional Support in 2009

SURF is again pleased to team up with the Scottish Government’s Scottish Centre for Regeneration (SCR), who are supporting the SURF Awards for the seventh time. This year, the three winning projects will also be offered consultancy services to help them build on their success in future, as a result of some additional support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Following the judging process, SURF Award certificates will be presented by Alex Neil MSP, Minister for Housing and Communities, at a special dinner event on 3rd December 2009 in Glasgow. Shortlisted and winning entries will subsequently be showcased in a widely circulated publication, as well as through SURF events, the SCR learning networks, and online channels.

Application Process

We are now accepting entries for the 2009 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration.  The closing date for entries this year is 21st September 2009.

Please visit the following page of our website for further information on the application process for the 2009 SURF Awards: