About the SURF Awards

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 has been running since 1998. It provides 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 2019 SURF Awards

Categories

Much like community regeneration projects, bumblebees play an essential role in helping the communities we live in to thrive.

  • Creative Regeneration
  • Housing and Regeneration
  • Community Led Regeneration
  • Supporting Youth Employability
  • Scotland’s Most Improved Place

Timescale

  • 6th June: Awards open for applications
  • 2nd September: Application period closes at 5pm
  • Mid-Sept – Nov: Assessment, shortlisting and site visits by 20 independent judging panel experts. Please note that the judges will specify the day to visit shortlisted projects, which will be between the 23rd Sept – 30th Oct.
  • 5th Dec – Results announced at a celebratory Dinner in the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

2019 Materials

The 2019 SURF Award Information Paper and Application Forms will be available to download from the 6th June.

SURF Awards Film

SURF commissioned former Award winner Plantation Productions to make a short film looking back at 20 years of the SURF Awards. This film was showcased at the 2018 Awards Dinner. The film is now on our YouTube channel at the link below.

SURF Awards Film

Previous SURF Awards

A full summary of the 2018 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

A full summary of the 2017 SURF Awards outcomes is available here.

A full summary of the 2016 SURF Awards outcomes is 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.

Aberdeen City Council
Creative Scotland
Dundee Partnership
Glasgow City Council
GQ
Heritage Lottery Fund
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Museums Galleries Scotland
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Scottish Fog
Scottish Government
Skills Development Scotland
Wheatley Group