Help decide which of three L&Q Foundation-funded projects deserves to win the coveted title of Community Project of the Year at the Creating Places Awards 2018. Vote for your favourite now!

The National Youth Theatre, Scope and the Trussell Trust have all been shortlisted for the award – now they need your vote to win. The winner will be announced by TV’s Alison Hammond at a ceremony at The Dorchester on London’s Park Lane on 22 November 2018.

Here are our three shortlisted projects:

National Youth Theatre

The National Youth Theatre is shortlisted for this award for running the Playing Up schools tour, with funding from the L&Q Foundation. The tour used interactive theatre to get young Londoners talking about homelessness. It also gave young actors from marginalised communities life-changing access to an HND Level 3 with experience to count towards it and specialist academic support.

Watch a short film about the project – and then vote for it if you would like it to win Community Project of the Year.

Scope

Scope is shortlisted for this award for its employment consultancy services. With funding from the L&Q Foundation, Scope worked with our employment team, helping them develop the skills to work successfully with residents with disabilities or other significant support needs. As a result, we can now offer a more rounded support service and help more of our residents into paid work.

Watch a short film about the project – and then vote for it if you would like it to win Community Project of the Year.

Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust is shortlisted for this award for its London Foodbank Development Fund. Funded by the L&Q Foundation, the trust offers grants to a network of some 40 foodbanks in London to help them provide a better service to their clients. This includes improving facilities, extending opening hours and increasing capacity, helping them meet the rising demand for their services.

Watch a short film about the project – and then vote for it if you would like it to win Community Project of the Year.


Voting closes at 11.59 pm on 12 November 2018.


This award is sponsored by the L&Q Foundation.

The L&Q Foundation is fundamental in helping L&Q achieve its mission to create homes and neighbourhoods we can be proud of. It oversees programmes to support our residents to live independent lives and sustain their tenancies, and it invests in activities that increase opportunities for our residents and the wider communities.

The Creating Places Awards are our chance to recognise the people and groups who make a real difference in their community. Nominations come from our residents and our people.

There are five awards, including Neighbour of the Year and Young Person of the Year. Winners in four categories are chosen by residents Fayann Simpson and Michael Verrier, who sit on our Resident Services Group.

This is the first time we have put Community Project of the Year up to a public vote.


Anyone who would like to vote but can’t use the online survey is welcome to vote by writing to our Homelife magazine.

Simply email homelife@lqgroup.org.uk or send a postcard or letter to Homelife, L&Q, Cray House, 3 Maidstone Road, Sidcup DA14 5HU.

Please make sure your entry arrives before the deadline of 12 November.

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