Community awards

20 year anniversary

The Adiaha Antigha community achievement awards are held each year to celebrate the work and impact of Hackney’s voluntary and community sector.

The awards are held in memory of Adiaha Antigha, the Founder and former Director of Hackney CVS, who made a huge contribution to the organisation’s success and to the sector as a whole.

Award categories are chosen each year by the Hackney CVS staff team and then we invite local organisations and residents to make nominations for winners in each category. After this, we open up all the nominations to a public electronic vote and the winners are announced at our annual awards evening.

The 2017 nomination categories were for:

  • the organisation or individual that has challenged inequalities;
  • the organisation or individual that has supported young black and minority ethnic men;
  • the organisation or individual that has the most imaginative approach to outreach/most effective outreach event.

The Adiaha Antigha awards were presented along with the Gary Francis awards on the 26th of October 2017 at our special 20th year anniversary event at The Ace Hotel.

With thanks to State Street, sponsors of the community achievement awards for the organisation or individual that has supported young black and minority ethnic men and the organisation or individual that has the most imaginative approach to outreach/most effective outreach event.

 

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for our award. We are over the moon as it means so much to us to receive an award that is set up and run by a Hackney organisation and voted for by Hackney residents and friends"

2016 award winner Anne-Marie Hawkins, Hackney Independent Forum for 
Parents and Carers of children with disabilities

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