Community awards

Adiaha Antigha awards

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 (pictured on the left), 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.

The awards in 2020

To nominate an individual or an organisation for an award please complete the online nomination form by 6pm on Friday 10 January 2020.

Details of the individual or organisations nominated will then be published and open to a vote by the VCS in Hackney.

The Adiaha Antigha awards will all be presented along with the Gary Francis awards on 11 February 2020 at a community awards evening at Hackney Town Hall.

The categories of The Adiaha Antigha awards in 2020 are for:

  • the individual or organisation doing the best outreach work to engage new people;
  • the individual or organisation doing the best work to challenge discrimination;
  • the individual or organisation doing the best work to empower disabled people;
  • the individual or organisation doing the best work bringing communities together and working across different communities in Hackney.

The Gary Francis Achievement Awards are held each year to recognise local young people who achieve against the odds.
Applications for the fund will open in a new year. Read more

Community awards at our 20-year anniversary

Hackney CVS celebrated their 20-year anniversary at The Ace Hotel, Shoreditch on Thursday 26 October 2017. See photos from this 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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