The Glasgow Times
Community Champion Awards

The Glasgow Times Community Champion Awards were established in 2008 to reward locals who make Glasgow a better place to live. The awards go right to the heart of communities across the city, from the north east, south and north west, before bringing the area finalists together at the end of the year for an overall, city-wide celebration.

So far, more than 1,000 community champions have been recognised as finalists and winners. Our community champions are recognised across nine categories to ensure that local heroes of all types are identified. The range of categories, paired with our area-by-area approach, gives the awards a unique ability to reach and reward those whose efforts may otherwise go unnoticed.



Wednesday 29th September


Wednesday 1st December

Countdown to event:

2021/12/01 19:00:00


We would like to thank our 2021 sponsors for their support.


Raise your profile nationally by sponsoring our awards.

If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact Linsey Hunter, Events Manager on or 0141 302 6019.


Team Award

This award will be presented to a team or group of volunteers who make a difference to their community by improving amenities or raising the quality of life for residents. This category is open to charities or voluntary organisations who, for example, may be involved in fundraising for better facilities or organising community events. We are looking for evidence of how this work has made the community a better or safer place to live.

Individual Award

This award will be presented to someone who, by giving up their free time, has made a significant contribution to other people’s lives or to their community. For example, this individual may run a local club, campaign for better services for their area, tackle environmental issues or clean up their communities. We want to hear inspirational stories.

Public Service Award

This award recognises a public service team or individual making an outstanding contribution to the community in which they work. We want to hear about people who have gone above and beyond to provide a vital service for people in the local area.

Uniformed Services Award

This category will recognise an extraordinary team or individual from the uniformed services. It could be a person you turn to in times of crisis or a team who is responsible for keeping your community safe. They may have gone above and beyond the call of duty or make an outstanding contribution to help those they serve.

Senior Award

For individuals or teams aged 60 and over.
We are looking for a local hero or team from the 60 and over age group who, after many years of hard work, continue to devote much of their time to helping other individuals or groups in their community. We want to hear about and reward the work of those special older citizens.

Young Award

For individuals or teams aged 17 and under.
This will reward a group of young people or an individual aged 17 or under. They may have made a difference to their community or have inspired others through their achievements. This could be through fundraising, campaigning on issues which are important to young people or helping others
less fortunate.

Health and Wellbeing Award

This award will recognise groups or projects which promote the improvement of health and wellbeing within their communities. It could be an initiative which promotes healthy lifestyles or provides support to help people stop smoking. It may be a project which offers advice, counselling and support for those with health issues. The category is open to all charities or voluntary organisations, community groups and individuals.

Sports Award

This category has been introduced to recognise those working at grass roots level to encourage participation in sport and improve the fitness of Glasgow’s citizens. It could be a club which promotes sporting, social and recreational opportunities. Or it may be an outstanding coach who inspires people in the community to be more active. The category is open to all charity, voluntary or public organisations, community groups, and individuals.

School of the Year Award

This is a new category being introduced for 2021. It will be awarded to a school – nursery, primary, secondary or assisted support for learning – which can demonstrate the exceptional contribution it has made to its local community. This could be, for example, through offering clubs or groups that have become an integral part of the community.

Download a list of previous finalists and winners.


Lord Provost, Philip Braat
Glasgow City Council

Kenneth Dalgleish
Deacon Convener, Trade’s House of Glasgow

Ann Fotheringham
Senior Features Writer, Glasgow Times

Bernadette Hewitt
Chair, Glasgow Housing Association


The Glasgow Times Community Champion Awards 2021 will take place on Wednesday, December 1.

The evening includes the official event programme, entertainment and the awards presentation, as well as the opportunity to network with other attendees.

This event will be hosted by Michelle McManus.


Michelle McManus


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If you have any questions or need more information on the awards, please contact Linsey Hunter, Events Manager by emailing



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