We’re delighted to announce that ten projects from across the United Kingdom have been shortlisted for the 2021 Community Integration Awards Connecting Communities category. This year the Awards focus on community responses to Covid-19 bringing migrant and refugees together with more settled groups.

We received over 30 nominations for this category and we were totally blown away by the incredible work taking place to respond to the challenges of Covid-19. Thanks so much to everyone who nominated and helped us spread the word!

The shortlisted projects for the Connecting Communities category are:

91 Ways To Build A Global City, Bristol 

Bridges for Communities, Bristol  

Cafe Laziz, St Helens, Merseyside 

Citizens of the World Choir, London 

Coexist Community Kitchen, Bristol 

Pamoja Music, Coventry 

Routes, London

Weekend Club, Glasgow 

Welcome House, Hull

Xenia, London

These projects will now be judged by panels of expert judges who will now decide a winners and runners up for each of the three categories. Winners will win £1,000 each, a short film about their work and a tailored package of support to suit their needs which could include a strategic communications masterclass delivered by On Road Media or professional coaching workshop with Nicola Parker.

Winners and runners up will be announced at a virtual Awards Ceremony held on 28th January 2021.

Dr Rachel Marangozov, Chair of the MigrationWork Trust, said “We were thrilled to receive over 65 nominations for the Community Integration Awards 2021 from all over the country. Judges feel privileged to see all the amazing community responses to Covid-19 across the UK that have brought people together to support those in need, often with little or no resource. We are excited to recognise and celebrate this kind of inspirational work.”

Congratulations to all the shortlisted projects and good luck.

We would also like to say a massive thank you to everyone who nominated this year. Each and every project is doing amazing work and we wish all nominees the best!

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