Community awards 2021

Do you know an individual or organisation in Hackney that deserves recognition? Then nominate them for an Adiaha Antigha Community Achievement Award

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.

The awards in 2021
To nominate an individual or an organisation for an award please complete the online nomination form by 11.59pm on Friday 11 December 2020.

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

The Adiaha Antigha awards will all be presented along with the Gary Francis awards on 18 March 2021.

The categories of The Adiaha Antigha awards 2021 are for the individual or organisation:

  • that responded well to Covid-19 and supported communities during the pandemic;
  • that has done the most in respect of the Black Lives Matter movement;
  • that should be recognised for outstanding long term service to the community;
  • that has done the most to address the digital divide during Covid-19 and kept people connected.

Our 2020 community awards night took place at Hackney Town Hall on Tuesday 11 February

Gary Francis Young Achiever Award winners

Held in memory of our Youth Programmes Manager, Gary Francis, these awards recognise outstanding young people who have achieved against the odds. Our 2020 winners were:

Daniel Ocitti, Mona Ait Jakane, Jade Walcott, Kyarna Morris, Montell Pemberton, Shenique Bass, David Smith

The Adiaha Antigha Community Achievement Award winners

Held in memory of our founder, Adiaha Antigha, who made a huge contribution to Hackney CVS and to the sector as a whole. The winners were:

Sadie Alleyne, Shoreditch Trust, for the best outreach work to engage new people

The Parity project, ELBA, for challenging discrimination

Faisal Pirbhai, Apex Learning Hub, for bringing communities together

Laura Prikken, Shoreditch Trust, for empowering disabled people