Community Project Awards 2020

awards logo 2020

Is your church doing something amazing in the community? 

Tell us – and win up to £2,000

For more than a decade the United Reformed Church (URC), supported by Congregational, has run the Community Project Awards. The scheme recognises innovative community projects taking place in URC-connected churches.

To be eligible, your project must be run in the UK by members of a URC congregation or by a Local Ecumenical Project involving a URC.

We are looking for innovative projects that meet a local demand and have a positive effect on community life.

If your church project fits the bill, please read the guidelines and start thinking about your entry today. Your project could win up to £2,000. 

The awards ceremony will take place at the United Reformed Church’s General Assembly on Saturday 11 July, 2020. Films about the shortlisted projects will also be made.

To watch a video about the 2018 winners, visit

families matter 2016 winner

Julia Cross, who helps to run the Families Matter project at Cornerstone Hythe URC, says: "We have a group which supports parents with children with special needs. Parents come along to that group, really worried about their child, not knowing who to turn to and they find friendship, support, they find people who can include them and value them."

View one the film’s about previous award winners here.


How to submit your entry to the 2020 awards

  1. Download an entry form with guidelines
  2. Complete the entry form
  3. Send by email to, or post it to: Community Project Awards 2020, Communications Department, United Reformed Church House, 86 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9RT.

Entries must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 28 February 2020

Image: Families Matter, from Cornerstone URC in Hythe, a winner in 2016. © URC / Chris Andrews