Community 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.

Last year’s categories were for:

  • the individual or organisation that provides innovative digital solutions for community issues (older people or youth);
  • the individual or organisation that is doing the best work on women’s rights;
  • the individual or organisation that is successfully campaigning against poverty;
  • the individual or organisation that is doing the best work to share voices/stories/the history of Hackney communities.

The Gary Francis young achiever awards

The Gary Francis awards are held each year to recognise local young people who achieve against the odds.

Read more about Gary Francis awards

Read more about Gary’s life and work

20-year anniversary

Hackney CVS celebrated their 20-year anniversary at The Ace Hotel, Shoreditch on Thursday 26 October 2017. The umbrella body for Hackney’s voluntary and community sector was formally established in 1997, making 2017 our twentieth year of operation.

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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