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Biffa Award Ceremony 2016
01 September 2016
We are proud to announce the shortlisted projects for the Biffa Award Ceremony 2016. The ceremony recognises the achievements of community and environmental projects across the UK.

The ceremony will be held on the 12th October at the Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust. Guests will be invited to attend an event to celebrate the hard work and dedication of those who have committed to improving their local communities, or the environment.

Competition has been fierce from the start, with more than 170 projects eligible to enter the awards under four different categories: Sport & Play, Nature Spaces, Arts & Heritage and Community Life. The winner of each category will receive a trophy and a cheque for £1,000 to help support the continuing development of their project.

The Shortlist:

Sport & Play

Durham Wildlife Trust (Durham),
Egerton Park Improvement Committee (Greater Manchester),
Old Playground Association (Northamptonshire)
Whitley Bay Rockcliff Rugby Football Club (Northumberland).

Nature Spaces

RSPB (Kent),
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (Wiltshire)
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (Tyne and Wear)
The Hirst wood Regeneration Group (West Yorkshire)

Arts & Heritage

Northern Print Ltd (Newcastle)
Sheppey Entertainment Association (Kent)
Green’s Windmill Trust (Nottinghamshire)
The Lowry Centre Limited (Greater Manchester)

Community Life

Chalfont St Giles Youth Club (Buckinghamshire)
Wootton Wawen Village Hall (Warwickshire)
Coxhoe Village Hall (Durham)
Bodymoor Heath Victory Hall (Warwickshire).

Gillian French, Biffa Award Head of Grants,
Biffa Award projects make up an eclectic community across the country; with projects ranging in size and scale from a £500 to £1.6 million. This variety is the one of the greatest strengths of this community and the Award Ceremony offers us the chance to celebrate some of their outstanding work. Our judges have a tough decision to decide the winners.