In a year that’s kept us apart, we’re going to celebrate how different communities are coming together.

Sound impossible? Perhaps, but the Community Integration Awards has always aimed to reward inspirational work that slips below the radar – those projects and initiatives that advance social integration, often with little resource and with even less expectation of an award. This year, we’re back and our aim is no different. We are still looking for projects and initiatives that advance social integration by bringing together migrant, refugee and more ‘settled’ communities. However, this year, we’re hoping to shine a light on those projects which have managed to respond or adapt their work to the challenges of Covid-19.

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Brighton Table Tennis Club, recognised by UNHCR

Brighton Table Tennis Club, 2016 Community Integration Awards Champions, featured in UNHCR #GreatBritishWelcome Series. “Bringing hope to the table: Table tennis club helps refugees give something back to Brighton, and find their feet in local community” Read more at UNHCR

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The Missing Muslims: Unlocking British Muslim Potential for the Benefit of All

This report is the culmination of the Citizens UK Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life. Led by an independent group of Commissioners, and chaired by the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP QC, the Commission was set up to examine the ways in which the participation of Muslims in the public and community life of our country, […]

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Code Your Future – the origins told through a graduate

Imagine that you are the founder of a social enterprise. You spend time planning and working on setting the foundations of your project. You work hard and the day arrives when you start offering a service to a group of people, becoming a day of celebration in our collective memory. In the case of CodeYourFuture, […]

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Trust in Crisis Project – Woolf Institute

Trust is of the utmost significance in a crisis situation and today. Europeans are regularly told by the media and political leaders that they are facing a number of crises, such as the ‘security crisis’ or the ‘migration crisis’ because of an influx of refugees or a ‘social crisis’ because of the consequences of austerity in […]

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Laamiga – women’s training and mentoring

It’s Saturday morning and Laamiga’s Step-Up to IT class is going on at the Training Link in central London. There’s the familiar ambience, the chatter of the women, different languages spoken at the same time, the delicious refreshments spread out on the table, and the kettle is boiling. A learner is explaining what has been […]

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Brighton Table Tennis Club

  Working with refugees and migrants is at the centre of Brighton Table Tennis Club’s (BTTC) mission. It is the first sports club in the UK to be awarded Club of Sanctuary status for its work with 15 unaccompanied refugee minors during the last 18 months from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Kurdistan and Vietnam. The […]

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Maryhill Integration Network

Maryhill Integration Network (MIN) brings communities together through arts and cultural projects, offering participants, a chance to learn new skills, make social connections, and share experiences, helping to improve their lives and the life of the community. MIN’s main activities include a carefully designed, and user-led, weekly programme of activities focusing on community involvement, participation, […]

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South London Liberal Synagogue

It’s been an amazing last couple of weeks. We sent nearly 40 people to the London Citizens Mayoral assembly which called on whoever became mayor to support, among other things, a Deputy Mayor with responsibility for facilitating integration of new immigrants. Many of us have come as immigrants or have family members who came as […]

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Islington Law Centre

The Law as a Tool for Community Empowerment The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offender’s Act 2012 has been a travesty for access to justice. As the lack of legal aid has undermined providing genuine equality of arms before the law, it has forced many of us to rethink how we work with vulnerable […]

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