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Biffa Awards 2014 shortlist announced
04 June 2014

Image above show the Winners of the Biffa Awards 2013

Biffa Award is pleased to announce the results of its shortlisting phase for this year’s Biffa Awards – the annual awards ceremony which recognises the people who transform their communities, and improve the environment through Biffa Award funded projects.


Biffa Award is a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.  Each year, projects completing within the previous financial year are invited to enter the Biffa Awards, which recognises and celebrates the people behind the projects who work hard to bring communities together, and make a lasting difference to their local areas and the environment.


Projects are invited to enter the Biffa Awards in one of five categories – Community Buildings, Cultural Facilities, Rebuilding Biodiversity, Recreation and Small Grants. This year, more than 260 projects were eligible to enter the Awards.  A total of 20 projects have made it onto the shortlist, with 4 in each category.


The 20 finalists will now need to impress a team of judges, who will visit the projects to help them decide on the winners in each category.  Category winners will each receive a trophy and £2,000 in prize money, which can be used to further develop their project.  The Overall Winner will receive an additional £1,000 prize.


The winners will be announced at a ceremony on October 9 at The Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.


The 2014 Biffa Award finalists include projects from across the UK.  They are:

Community Buildings


  • Raise the Roof Project, Alington House Community Association, Durham
  • Grand Magazine Project, Fort Amherst Heritage Trust, Kent
  • Markyate Baptist Church Building Extension, Markyate Baptist Church, Hertfordshire
  • Pattishall Parish Hall Development, Pattishall Parish Hall Association, Northamptonshire


Cultural Facilities


  • Transforming Port Sunlight Museum, Port Sunlight Village Trust, Cheshire
  • Famous Trains Model Railway, Famous Trains, Derby
  • Barn Theatre Studio Project, The Barn Theatre Trust, Hertfordshire
  • Dereham Windmill Restoration, Trustees of Dereham Windmill, Norfolk


Rebuilding Biodiversity


  • Restoring heathland at Greenham & Crookham Commons, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
  • Project Redshank, Durham Wildlife Trust
  • Arundel Riverlife, The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, West Sussex
  • Heartwood - increasing native woodland in Hertfordshire, Woodland Trust, Hertfordshire




  • Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, Southbank Centre, London
  • Cockburn Centre Upgrade, Scottish Badminton Union, Glasgow
  • Community Synthetic Bowling Green, Bearsted and Thurnham Bowling Club, Kent
  • Lampeter RFC Community Recreation Facilities, Lampeter Rugby Football Club, Ceredigion


Small Grants


  • Littlethorpe Village Hall new store room, Littlethorpe Village Hall, Ripon
  • Refurbishment of village hall auditorium, Swanton Morley Parish Council, Norfolk
  • Harwell Jubilee Playground Reconstruction, Jubilee Playground Reconstruction Committee, Oxfordshire
  • River Oaks Pond Project, River Oaks Residents Association, Liverpool


Please visit our Press Releases or News pages to read about each project.


Gillian French, Biffa Award Programme Manager, said:


“The Biffa Awards are a unique opportunity to reward and recognise the dedicated people who are delivering some of the excellent projects we have funded.  A great deal of the projects we support have a huge and lasting impact on their local community and environment, so to be short-listed for an award is a tremendous achievement in itself.  Our judges have a difficult but exciting task ahead in choosing the winners.”

The Biffa Awards are accredited by the RSA Environment Awards Accreditation Scheme: