Applications for the SURF Awards 2017 are now open!

SURF’s annual awards process is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government. It is open to all community regeneration projects in Scotland that are currently in place or that have been completed within two years of the closing date. The purpose of the SURF Awards is:

  • To recognise and reward best practice and innovation in community regeneration;
  • To promote and disseminate best practice across Scotland as means of sharing knowledge and experience, and thereby enhancing future policy and practice;
  • To highlight the role that regeneration projects have in improving the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

The SURF Awards offer an opportunity for regeneration projects of all sizes to demonstrate value to funders and partners, support team-building and develop a national profile. SURF Award winners also receive additional showcase opportunities through SURF activities throughout the following year.


The 2017 SURF Awards

The 2017 SURF Awards are now open for applications.

The timescale for the 2017 SURF Awards process is:

  • 13th June: Launch of application materials and Caption Competition
  • 5pm on Monday 18th September: Closing date for applications

The reality of regeneration

  • October & November: Assessment, shortlisting and site visits by independent judging panel
  • Thursday 7th December: Results announced by leading national politician at a celebratory Presentation Dinner event

This year’s categories are:

  • Community Led Regeneration
  • Creative Regeneration
  • Scotland’s Most Improved Place
  • Youth Employment: Overcoming Barriers
  • Housing

To  enter this year’s Awards please download the information paper below which sets out the relevant criteria for each category along with instructions on how to apply. Then complete the relevant application form, please note that projects can only be entered into one category.

Please send completed application forms to Emma Scott via email on or by post by 5pm on Monday 18th September.

Application Materials

Information Paper (PDF)

2017 Application Form – Scotland’s Most Improved Place (PDF)

2017 Application Form – Scotland’s Most Improved Place (Word)

2017 Application Form – Housing (PDF)

2017 Application Form – Housing (Word)

2017 Application Form – Youth Employment: Overcoming Barriers (PDF)

2017 Application Form – Youth Employment: Overcoming Barriers (Word)

2017 Application Form – Creative Regeneration (PDF)

2017 Application Form – Creative Regeneration (Word)

2017 Application Form – Community Led Regeneration (PDF)

2017 Application Form – Community Led Regeneration (Word)


Caption Competition

This year we are running a competition to find the best and funniest caption for the 2017 featured image of the Chick and Duck.

The winner will receive a free place at the celebratory dinner on the 7th December.

To find out more and details on how to enter please click HERE

The 2017 SURF Awards process will delivered by SURF in partnership with the Scottish Government, and with additional support from Architecture & Design ScotlandCreative ScotlandHighlands and Islands EnterpriseScotland’s Towns Partnership, and Skills Development Scotland.


Previous SURF Awards

A full summary of the 2016 SURF Awards outcomes in available here.

A full summary of the 2015 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

A full summary of the 2014 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

Information on all recent annual SURF Awards iterations can be accessed on this webpage.

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