Open Call: SURF’s Community Regeneration Award

This post comes from Creative Carbon Scotland

Apply now for SURF’s annual awards recognising Best Practice in Community Regeneration – categories are Creative, Community Led, Most Improved Place, Housing and Youth Employment.

SURF’s annual awards process is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government. It is open to all community regeneration projects in Scotland which are currently in place or have been completed within two years of the closing date. Our friends at The Stove won the award for Best Creative Regeneration Project in Scotland, in SURF’s 2016 awards.

This year’s categories are: Community Led Regeneration; Creative Regeneration; Scotland’s Most Improved Place; Youth Employment: Overcoming Barriers; and Housing.

The purpose of the SURF Awards is:

  • To recognise and reward best practice and innovation in community regeneration;
  • To promote and disseminate best practice across Scotland as means of sharing knowledge and experience, and thereby enhancing future policy and practice;
  • To highlight the role that regeneration projects have in improving the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 18 September.

To enter this year’s Awards, please visit the SURF website.

Please note that projects can only be entered into one category.


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About Creative Carbon Scotland:

Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

Go to Creative Carbon Scotland


Image credit: © SURF – Scotland’s Regeneration Forum

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