Putting local people at the heart of improving the places and spaces around them is what we do (and promote) at The Glass-House. So we’re delighted to see that New Start – the magazine for making better places – has announced the launch of the Better Places National Awards.
The Awards will celebrate and reward inspiring initiatives and the people behind them, that are making a difference to local quality of life in cities, towns and villages across the UK.
New Start are looking for organisations and projects that are innovative, work in economically and socially inclusive ways, contribute towards resilience in their locality and that have overcome significant challenges.
Examples of this are:
• The way in which your local authority engages businesses or promotes and nurtures social enterprise
• A community organisation helping the most vulnerable take a step closer to the labour market
• A partnership project that has enabled different organisations to pool their resources to fulfil a joint goal
Do you know a project or group that deserves to be rewarded for their efforts in improving your local area?
To find out how to nominate a project click here. Closing date for entries is Friday 18 May 2012.