Awards 2020

These awards celebrate the creative, generous and vital work of London’s faith and belief communities by bringing together local heroes and shining a light on their inspirational work

Programme Overview

Our annual awards recognises the unsung heroes of London’s faith and belief communities, celebrating the vital services they provide – from youth clubs to health and wellbeing workshops, food banks and drop in centres. This year 40 awards of £500 will be given out.

Before completing the nomination form, please have a look at the award categories and criteria below to make sure the project is eligible for an award.

We do not want to exclude any good work. If you are not sure if your project is eligible, or need assistance with the nomination form please get in touch by emailing: or calling the Community Team on: 0207 482 9549.


In the nomination form, you will be asked to choose a category but please let us know if you are not sure where your nominated project fits in these categories.

Health & wellbeing

Projects in this category create specialised services for the health and wellbeing of Londoners. They reduce social isolation and improve the quality of life of Londoners by supporting vulnerable people from different backgrounds.

Inspiring youth

Young people from minority backgrounds are often overlooked and may be excluded from civic life. Projects within this category work with young people to encourage leadership and participation in their local community, and connect them with opportunities beyond their neighbourhoods.

Interfaith relations

London’s neighbourhoods are multi-faith spaces where people with different faiths and beliefs share the same public spaces and services. Projects within this category build bridges across communities and create hubs that are open to all.

Improving access to services

Working at the neighbourhood level, projects within this category identify people who are often overlooked and excluded. These projects work over time to connect people to life-saving public services offered by local councils and larger charities, as well as offering advice and support at the community level.

Promoting inclusion

Londoners may face misunderstanding, isolation or exclusion because of their faith or belief. They may be further excluded, due to other aspects of their identities (e.g. ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, age and ability) – and this discrimination may take place within faith groups or wider society. Projects within this category work at the intersection between faith/belief and other aspects of identity – creating inclusive spaces.

Our awards scheme seeks to celebrate work that is often overlooked and marginalised.

Your nomination must identify a project or individual:

  • That has not previously received wider recognition
  • That works at a local level within greater London
  • That is driven by a certain faith or non-religious belief (we welcome nominations from faith based and secular projects)

Projects can be run by a registered charity or a community group and could be one initiative of a larger organisation or a project that is run by a place of worship or community group. It may be run entirely by volunteers or have paid staff.

Individuals can be part of a community group or work independently. Individuals could make their contribution to their community in a paid or voluntary capacity.

The project or individual nominated could work across communities or within their own community i.e. it does not have to have an interfaith focus.

This awards scheme aims to celebrate work which reaches people with a range of identities. This year we are particularly interested in receiving nominations from Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain communities.

Awarded projects will receive £500 to enhance their work.

Awarded projects, recognised projects and recognised individuals will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend an awards ceremony in central London on 26th November 2019.
  • Meet and connect with 300 individuals an d groups from across London’s faith, belief and community sector, including Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenants of Greater London.
  • Gain a free place on an F&BF training workshop
  • Join F&BF’s Movement Builders Network and contribute to F&BF podcasts, blogs, and attend F&BF events for free.

Main contact

Jessica Hazrati

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