Action West London received the award for the role that Acton Street Market has played in bringing people across the community together and revitalising the square.
Prize winners received a trophy and £1,000 cash prize to invest into their community.
The annual Locality Awards recognise and celebrate the incredible impact and innovation shown by local community organisations and charities across the country. The awards ceremony took place in Birmingham as a part of Locality Convention ’21 – the biggest community sector event of the year.
The Bringing Communities Together Award celebrates a community organisation who brings diverse communities/groups together, creating places where everyone belongs
Action West London is a well-established charity and social enterprise whose mission is ‘changing young people and adults’ lives through Employment, Education and Enterprise. They run Acton Street Market for community benefit providing employment for local people and won by showing how the market has transformed the square and become an inclusive space.
Dr John Blackmore , Chief Executive of Action West London said :
‘It is great to receive this award from such a nationally respected organisation as LOCALITY which supports outstanding community groups across the UK. Acton Market brings diverse communities together, provides self- employment opportunities for local people and provides a welcoming public space in Acton Town Centre, with the support of Ealing Council, where communities can meet, shop, trade and socialise together.’
Tony Armstrong, Chief Executive of Locality said:
“Huge congratulations to Action West London for winning the Bringing Communities Together Award. At Locality, we passionately believe in the power of community to create a fairer, more equitable, more sustainable world. Local community organisations like Action West London are the embodiment of our vision. I am bowled over every day by their creativity, their energy, and by the incredible impact they make in the lives of the people and communities they serve”.