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Welcome to our awards area. Here you’ll find details of all the major UK and international crime reduction and community safety awards schemes. We’ve tried to include details of award-winning schemes and instructions for how you can make an entry, too.

Many of the award-winners can also be found in the Ideas exchange. If there’s a project you see somewhere in here and you want to find out a little more, then check out the Exchange.

European Crime Prevention Award

Heralded as the equivalent of the Eurovision Song Contest of the criminal justice world, the European Crime Prevention Award is a contest which aims to reward the best European crime prevention project. Entries for the award are by nomination. The UK project is normally a winner of either the British Community Safety Award or the Tilley Award.

Further information on the EUCPA can be found on the European Crime Prevention Network’s website.

Crime Prevention Through Design – The RSA Student Design Awards

The RSA Student Design Awards were established in 1924. Each year nearly 3,000 students from the UK and mainland Europe submit their designs for a wide variety of projects ranging from engineering design to fashion, glassware to postage stamps. Award-winning students are given the opportunity of work experience with the sponsoring companies or travel abroad.

View Crime prevention through design – a new focus of the RSA Student Design Awards competition

In 2003 the Awards were re-named and re-branded as the RSA Design Directions Awards. Information on the winners is available on the Design Directions website.

Sustainable Communities Awards

The Sustainable Communities Awards recognise initiatives that contribute to making areas better places to live and work. The award pays tribute to the commitment from people making a significant contribution towards the building of successful communities. Aspects of good practices can also be recognised throughout the assessment process. The awards are organised by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM)

Taking A Stand Awards

The Taking a Stand Awards are all about recognising those who have tackled anti-social behaviour in their area. Up to 30 awards of £1,000, plus the top award of £5,000 are waiting to be won and spent for the benefit of local communities across England and Wales.

Philip Lawrence Award

Philip Lawrence was stabbed to death in 1995, when he intervened in a fight between pupils outside his school in Ealing. The Philip Lawrence Awards were established in 1996 by the then Home Secretary to recognise outstanding achievements of good citizenship by the young.

Warden Achievement Awards

The Warden Achievement Awards recognise outstanding work by Neighbourhood Wardens who enhance the lives of communities across the country. Wardens everywhere make a difference on the street, bringing varied talents to the whole range of jobs they do, from working with children, to building strong partnerships, safety and improving the environment. This award scheme has been set up to acknowledge these achievements.

Justice Awards

The Justice Awards recognise those individuals who are working extra hard to put victims and witnesses at the heart of the service, to work in co-operation across agencies and to bring more offences to justice.

Neighbourhood Management Achievement Awards 2004

The awards recognise the achievement, dedication and hard work of individuals and groups in delivering the benefits of Neighbourhood Management to communities across the country.

British Community Safety Awards

British Community Safety Awards were designed to highlight innovation and best practice in the field of crime reduction. They were dedicated to rewarding community members and groups who work to reduce community crime, and fear of crime. The awards had been organised by Crime Concern.

You can view our page on the British Community Safety Awards 2003 for more background information.

Town Centre Management Awards

The Association of Twon Centre Management has redesigned its awards to provide six categories, ensuring that there is at least one that every centre management initiative can enter. The award categories are designed both to recognise excellence and demonstrate the real difference effective centre management can make.

  1. Centre mix
    Getting the right mix of retailing, leisure, entertainment, culture, services, business and employment, and housing is crucial to the success of any centre. This award recognizes the project or scheme that has achieved real improvements in the quality, diversity and distinctiveness of offer in a centre.
  2. Centre move
    Ensuring people and goods can get into, out of and around a centre is of critical importance to the appeal and function of a centre. This award recognizes the project or scheme that has done most to improve movement into
    and around a centre.
  3. Centre experience
    Centres that feel clean, safe, welcoming and attractive are places people choose to return to. This award recognizes the project or scheme that has done most to create an experience worth having for the visitor and investor alike.
  4. Centre initiative
    Developing shared visions, strategies, action plans, marketing and promotional campaigns and branding for a centre are vital steps in ensuring its vitality and viability. This award recognizes the initiative that demonstrates excellence in approach or finished product in one or more of these areas.
  5. ATCM partnership of the Year 2007/8
    Successful partnerships involve real engagement and contributions from key stakeholders at the appropriate level; clear visions, strategies and action plans supported by a persuasive business plan for the partnership itself; good management with a track record of delivery; an effective communication strategy with investors, the public sector and community; regular and objective monitoring and evaluation and a clear record of success. The Partnership of the Year will have achieved success and demonstrate excellence in one or more of these areas in the last year. The Award is open to all partnerships.
  6. ATCM champion of the Year 2007/8
    There are some real heroes out there who give so much to support their locality. This award is not necessarily intended for the Town Centre Manager, but could be those individuals who have made a major contribution to the concept of place management.

Find out more at the ATCM Awards web page .



Last update: Monday, September 01, 2008

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