The 2017 SURF Awards 

About the SURF Awards  

SURF’s annual awards process is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government. It is open to all community regeneration projects in Scotland that are currently in place or that have been completed within two years of the closing date. 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 SURF Awards offer an opportunity for regeneration projects of all sizes to demonstrate value to funders and partners, support team-building and develop a national profile. SURF Award winners also receive additional showcase opportunities through SURF activities throughout the following year.

The timescale for the 2017 SURF Awards process is:

  • 13th June: Launch of application materials and Caption Competition
  • 5pm on Monday 18th September: Closing date for applications

The reality of regeneration

  • October & November: Assessment, shortlisting and site visits by independent judging panel
  • Thursday 7th December:Results announced by leading national politician at a celebratory Presentation Dinner event

This year’s categories are:

  • Community Led Regeneration
  • Creative Regeneration
  • Scotland’s Most Improved PlaceSURF-Awards-logo-300x159.jpg
  • Youth Employment: Overcoming Barriers
  • Housing

To  enter this year’s Awards follow the link here.

Good Luck to all applicants and SCDC's very own Development Manager Paul Nelis, who will be returning to the judging panel again this year.