Big Society Awards

Information about organisations who have been awarded a Big Society Award.

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The Big Society Awards were created to recognise and celebrate groups and organisations doing exceptional work in their community, going above and beyond to make things better for others.

The awards were set up by the Prime Minister in November 2010 to acknowledge groups and organisations across the UK that demonstrate the Big Society in their work or activities. The award focuses on 3 areas:

  • outstanding contribution to community
  • improving lives and society through innovation, collaboration and new partnerships
  • engaging in social action

Read guidance on nominating for a Big Society Award.


Published 4 October 2013
Last updated 19 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added Benefacto press release

  2. Big Society Award For O2 Think Big added

  3. Big Society Award For Lloyds banking group added

  4. Big Society Award For Hetty's Charity added

  5. Big Society Award For Sainsbury's ‘Active Kids' added

  6. Tower Hamlets Air Cadet Squadron wins a Big Society Award added

  7. Added new award recipient Spacehive.

  8. Added winner Caring Canines.

  9. Involve Swindon recognised by the Prime Minister with Big Society Award.

  10. Added new award recipient The Workspace Group.

  11. Warwickshire recycling project has won a Big Society Award.

  12. Henley's 'living advent calendar' added.

  13. Envision won a Big Society Award.

  14. Updated collection documents to show latest award winner.

  15. Added details of the latest winners of the Big Society Award.

  16. First published.