2024 SURF Awards

Highlight, celebrate and share your achievements addressing physical, social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland. The deadline for nominations is Monday 2nd September.

The prestigious national 2024 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were launched today recently by the Scottish Government at a special online event.

The event, attended by 80 guests, included specially recorded messages from previous SURF Award Winners; North Edinburgh Arts, Alchemy Film & Arts, DRC Youth Project, Aberdeenshire Council, Wild Skies Shetland and RIG Arts; and Awards partner the Scottish Government Regeneration Unit, formally announced the Awards open for applications.

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; Removing Barriers to Employability sponsored by the Institute of Employability Professionals, Creative Regeneration sponsored by Creative Scotland, Community Led Regeneration, Improving Scotland’s Places sponsored by Scotland’s Towns Partnership and finally an award for Housing and Regeneration sponsored by the Scottish Procurement Alliance.

The timescale for the 2024 SURF Awards is as follows:

Find out more and download application materials or contact Emma Scott.