SURF Awards 2019 is Open for Applications

News story posted: 16/07/2019

SURF Awards 2019SURF’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:


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


Information Paper

This paper contains information on timescales, instructions on entering and the criteria for each of the five categories: 2019 Information Paper.



  • 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


The Information Paper and Application Forms for the 2019 SURF Awards can be found here: https://www.surf.scot/surf-awards/


If you have any queries you can contact Emma Scott directly via email (emma@surf.scot) or on 0141 440 6392.

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