The prestigious national 2021 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration will launch at a virtual event on the 3rd June in partnership with the Glasgow Canal Cooperative, as part of the Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership, to celebrate and promote the Scottish Government Year of Coasts and Waters.

The SURF Awards are delivered each year by SURF, a regeneration forum with over 300 cross-sector member organisations across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government. The purpose is to highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of initiatives that address physical, social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland.

This year’s five thematic categories include; Supporting Youth Employability sponsored by Skills Development Scotland, Creative Regeneration sponsored by Creative Scotland, Community Led Regeneration sponsored by Highlands and Island Enterprise, Scotland’s Most Improved Place sponsored by Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Architecture & Design Scotland and finally Housing and Regeneration sponsored by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

The timescale for the 2021 SURF Awards is as follows:

  • Thursday 3rd June – launch of Awards
  • Monday 6th September – close of application period
  • Sept – Shortlisting by 20 independent judges
  • Late Sept-Oct – Visits and assessment period by judges
  • Thursday 9th December – SURF Awards Dinner (Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Launch Event Programme

2pm    Welcome – Kate Wimpress, SURF Chair

2.10     About SURF – Euan Leitch, Chief Executive, SURF

2.15     The Year of Coasts and Waters – Richard Walsh, Scottish Government

2.25     Reimagining the Glasgow Canal– Anna Young, Glasgow Canal Co-operative and Chris Breslin, Scottish Canals

2.40     Place-Based Regeneration – Phil Prentice, Scotland’s Towns Partnership

2.50     2021 SURF Awards Process – Emma Scott, SURF

3.05     Any Questions

3.15     Launch of the 2021 SURF Awards – Iain Murray, Scottish Government

3.25     Thank You and Final Remarks – Kate Wimpress

3.30     Close

Event Details

Date: 3rd June 2021

Time: 2pm-3.30pm

Platform: Zoom


To book your free place at this event please click on the link below and complete the Zoom Booking Form 

For queries regarding the event or the SURF Awards please contact 

Share →

Stay Informed

Sign up to the SURF e-newsletter to receive regular updates on SURF events, publications and activities. Emails are sent approximately once per month, and you can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Creative Scotland
Dundee Partnership
Glasgow City Council
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Historic Environment Scotland
Museums Galleries Scotland
Scottish Enterprise
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Scottish Gad
Scottish Government
Skills Development Scotland
Wheatley Group