AWARDS & ACCREDITATIONS
The Denis Law Legacy Trust has received a number of local and national awards in recognition for our programmes and the contribution of our volunteers.
The Queens Award for Voluntary Service
In June 2017, Streetsport was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
The award is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups, and is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.
The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on June 2 – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. Read the full press release here.
Pride of Sport Awards - TSB Community Partner
The Pride of Sport Awards are a national recognition for those that have contributed to sport at a local or national level. The TSB Community Partner category is awarded in recognition of a group of people who have worked together in patnership as a force for good in their local community, to improve the lives of people around them through sport, supporting young people to thrive and to bring communities together to make a difference.
Pride of Aberdeen Awards - Community Venture Award
The Pride of Aberdeen awards celebrate those who have gone above and beyond in trying to make a difference to the City of Aberdeen. The Community Venture category is awarded by public vote and won by our COO Mark Williams.
StreetGames UK Awards - Sport for Good
"Best project in the UK using sport and its benefits to change the lives of young people"
StreetGames UK Awards - Coca Cola GB ParkLives with StreetGames
Recognising the work done by a ParkLives with StreetGames project to help young people and families access parks in their local community.
Aberdeen Sport Awards - Community Sports Project of the Year
The Aberdeen Sports Awards are an annual celebration of the city's wealth of sporting talent and acknowledges the many facilities, clubs, coaches and volunteers that enable participation across the city.
Aberdeen Sport Awards - Young Volunteer of the Year (finalist)
The Aberdeen Sports Awards are an annual celebration of the city's wealth of sporting talent and acknowledges the many facilities, clubs, coaches and volunteers that enable participation across the city. Holly McKnight was a finalist for her outstanding dedication to volunteering with Streetsport.
Aberdeen Sport Awards - Community Partner of the Year
Nexen, a Streetsport prinicpal sponsor, won the Community Partner of the Year for their involvement and ongoing support of the Streetsport programme.
Scottish Football Association Grassroots Awards - Best Community Football for All, North Region
Annual awards to recognise and reward people across the country that make a difference to grassroots football in their local community. Streetsport recognised as "a community based project which has succeeded in encouraging Football for All which includes creating opportuities for people from diverse underrepresented backgrounds, disadvantegaed ares and has demonstrated strong growth in participation."
Scottish Policing Excellence Awards - Greatest Contribution to Police Excellence
These national awards recognise excellence and innovation in Scottish policing. Streetsport's win was due to excellence in service delivery against Policing Priorities, and named "best project in the UK using sport and its benefits to change the lives of young people."
Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO) Awards - Friends of the Third Sector
Enerco, one of our principal sponsors, won the Friends of the Third Sector award for their involvement and ongoing support of the Streetsport programme.
DYW Quality Accreditation - Bronze Level
Accreditation recieved for our Positive Destinations programme. The Developing Young Workforce (DYW) Quality Accreditation is awarded to companies offering initiatives or programmes that encourage and improve the employment & training of young people, aged 3-24, while meeting a core set of requirements to support the development of excellence in the North East.
Elevator Awards - The Alick Buchanan-Smith Enterprising Communities Award
The Elevator Awards celebrate business and community impact successes in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.
Young Scot of the Year Awards - Finalist
Volunteer Friendly Award
A quality standard designed by Volunteer Dundee to support, recognise and reward groups who are good at involving volunteers. Mike Melvin, Volunteer Friendly Assessor at ACVO, added: “The Denis Law Legacy Trust Streetsport programme makes an essential contribution in communities across Aberdeen. It is a great accomplishment achieving the Volunteer Friendly Award and is testament to the superb work and dedication of all staff and volunteers.”
Aberdeen City Children & Young People’s Awards - Opportunities for All Award
Sport Scotland Scottish Sports Awards - Local Heroes (finalist)
Aberdeen City Children and Young People’s Awards - Integrated Partnership Working Winner
Sport Aberdeen Awards - Outstanding Commitment of the Year
NorthSound Awards - Outstanding Contribution to the Community