About the Awards

The awards are our annual celebration of the achievements of rural community businesses across the UK.

We are proud and delighted to be working once again with Hastoe Housing Association as our headline sponsor to launch the 2019 Rural Community Business 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 by the continued support of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; helping us celebrate the message of community business in our centenary year.

Applications for the 2019 awards are now closed

Hear from a 2018 Award winner

“We are so excited because we won! It’s amazing! It’s a massive testament to all of the hard work by a huge, huge number of people in a tiny, tiny village and we couldn’t be prouder.”

Slapton Community Shop, Devon

Winner’s of ‘Community Story of the Year’ Award 2018

Awards Ceremony

This year’s Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 27 November at Burlington House in London.

Winners of the awards will be presented with a cheque for £250.

Award categories

Find out about this year’s Award categories, including a number of ‘thematic’ categories and the return of the People’s Choice Award.

Award categories