About the awards2018-11-14T16:16:30+00:00

About the awards

The Rural Community Ownership Awards are an annual celebration of the achievements of rural community businesses in tackling rural issues across the UK.

We are proud and delighted to be working once again with Hastoe Housing Association as our headline sponsor to launch the 2018 Rural Community Ownership Awards, which will celebrate and raise awareness of the unique contributions community businesses make to creating resilient, thriving and inclusive rural communities.

These awards are also made possible throughout the continued support of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Power to Change; helping us celebrate the message of community business.

We have put together a short video showcasing why you should enter this year’s awards:

We are now closed for applications with shortlisted entries announced on our News section in early November. Winners will be announced at a dedicated Awards ceremony on Wednesday 5 December at St Bride Foundation, London.

Our Sponsors

The Rural Community Ownership Awards are supported by funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. We are delighted to be welcoming back Hastoe Housing Association as both our headline sponsor and sponsor of the People’s Choice Award. You can find below a ‘slideshow’ of our other Award sponsors below:

Award categories

Find out about the six categories we have for this year’s awards, including five ‘thematic’ categories and the return of the People’s Choice Award.

Award categories