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.
Having assessed applications from Lewis to the Scottish Borders, across five categories, SURF’s independent panel of 20 judges, drawn from national bodies and community groups, have agreed upon 15 shortlisted projects for 2022.
SURF Chair Brian MacDonald reflected: “SURF delivers a number of programmes, but the SURF Awards are the jewel in our crown. We’re confident that the nominees can prove that they’ve been able to use the power of their communities, their innovation and their commitment not just to win, but to highlight the significant number of activities that truly connect with people, so that they can deliver developments that are informed and are therefore most relevant to them.
The SURF Awards highlight the outstanding, and often unsung, work that goes on in communities across Scotland, often in times of adversity. This year we again face challenges which will impact on the work being done at a grassroots level. In these circumstances it’s probably more important that we highlight the significant work happening in communities in these most challenging of circumstances.”