Potton Phoenix Chorus

Phoenix Chorus

The one thing we have in common is our passion for singing. These wonderful women have provided support and healing at times of bereavement and personal hardship.

Houghton Le Spring Houghton Area Youth Band

Houghton Area Youth Band

Being in the band gives insight into teamwork and the importance of self discipline. Above all, it can be a great source of enjoyment

Houghton Le Spring Gateway Wheelers

Gateway Wheelers

Gateway Wheelers is a small charity with a big dream, offering more cycling related activities to people who would not normally be able to access cycling due to disabilities

Carlisle Cumbria Pride

Cumbria Pride

The committee fundraise and organise an annual event, that promotes equality and diversity and addresses the issue of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, hate crime and bullying

Widnes The Wonky Garden

The Wonky Garden

Our gardens are not perfection but more about bringing together different generations to engage with their surroundings and develop a closer community

Chippenham Rag and Bone Arts

Rag and Bone Arts

Community is everything and so are the creative community arts

Truro Porthtowan Players Youth Group

Porthtowan Players Youth Group

It is very rewarding to see shy youngsters develop their self confidence and become confident young performers

Lewes Lewes Rugby Club

Lewes Rugby Club

Our intention is to provide a hospitable atmosphere and share it with our community

Milton Keynes Nkiru Arts

Nkiru Arts

It is well documented the benefits that can be gained from group drumming

Hinckley Hinckley running club juniors

Hinckley Running Club Juniors

Increasing the athletes confidence, giving them life skills, a qualification to put on their c.v. and providing society with a raft of more caring, rounded individuals

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Celebrating the communities
that matter to you

As part of #CommonUnity, we asked you to nominate the community that matters to you for a chance to win them a £1,000 bursary.

Our research told us that, while no longer defined by geographical or cultural similarities, community still matters to Britons as much today as ever before. We were delighted to receive 2,332 nominations and have had the pleasure of hearing first-hand about the wonderful mix of community groups and why they matter so much to so many of you. Thank you to everyone who entered and we are excited to announce the 100 winners who will each receive £1,000 for their community.

Discovering Communities

Our 100 winning communities represent a varied and diverse selection of craft groups, dance troupes, LGBT+ communities, sports clubs, village societies, family support services, charitable communities and more, who all make a huge difference to the lives of their members. Explore and discover some of their stories below.

Winning Communities

Explore all 100 extraordinary #CommonUnity winners below.

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  • Oakham Library Friends Group Oldbury, West Midlands View
  • Shropshire Autonomy Cardeston View
  • Phoenix Chorus Potton, Bedfordshire View
  • The Nyamba Foundation Nottingham, Nottinghamshire View
  • Northamptonshire Creative Circle Hunsbury Fields View
  • Emmanuel House Nottingham, Nottinghamshire View
  • DZ Circus Stockton-on-Tees, Durham View
  • 5th Boston Scout Group Boston, Lincolnshire View
  • Scunthorpe Anchor Amateur Swimming Club Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire View
  • Tees Valley Roller Skating Club Stockton-on-Tees, Durham View
  • Carlisle Trampoline Club Carlisle, Cumbria View
  • Wild Women Poets & Press Penrith, Cumbria View
  • Houghton Area Youth Band Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear View
  • Gateway Wheelers Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear View
  • Marske Junior Band Marske by the Sea,Redcar & Cleveland View
  • Cumbria Pride Carlisle, Cumbria View
  • Merseyside Nighthawks American Football Organisation Liverpool, Merseyside View
  • Bebington Road Allotments/The Tranmere Festival Birkenhead, Merseyside View
  • LSA Excel Netball Club Chorley, Lancashire View
  • Leyland Warriors Rugby Club Leyland, Lancashire View
  • Holcombe Pony Club Wigan, Greater Manchester View
  • #MileShyClub - Sale branch Sale, Greater Manchester View
  • Royton & Crompton Over 60's Group Oldham, Greater Manchester View
  • Zirconia Morris Troupe Warrington, Cheshire View
  • The Wonky Garden Widnes, Cheshire View
  • Ellesmere Port Rugby Club under 16s Ellesmere Port, Cheshire View
  • Alnmouth and Hipsburn Alnwick, Northumberland View
  • Sam's Diamonds St. Helens, Merseyside View
  • Blyth Lifeguard and Swimming Club Blyth, Northumberland View
  • TAG Richmond View
  • Faversham Strike Force Ditton, Kent View
  • Touchbase Folkestone, Kent
  • The Medway Street Angels Rochester, Kent View
  • 1st Snodland Scout Group Snodland, Kent View
  • Small Acts of Kindness Watford, Hertfordshire View
  • Haringey Huskies Ice Hockey Team London View
  • Bernays Gardens Community Group Bernays Gardens, Stanmore View
  • Eagles Netball Club Slough, Berkshire View
  • Disability Sport in Cornwall Helston, Cornwall View
  • Rag and Bone Arts Chippenham, Wiltshire View
  • Lydney Dial A Ride & Community Transport Lydney, Gloucestershire View
  • Priors Park Community Gardens Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire View
  • Porthtowan Players Youth Group Truro, Cornwall View
  • Wellington Majorettes Wellington, Somerset View
  • Hartcliffe & Withywood Community Choir Bristol, Somerset View
  • The Living Tree Bridport Bridport, Dorset View
  • Hartcliffe Community Farm Bristol, Somerset View
  • Ore Community Centre Hastings, East Sussex View
  • Bognor Regis Cricket Club Bognor Regis, West Sussex View
  • Dom's Food Mission Hastings, East Sussex View
  • Brighton & Hove Sea Serpents Hove, East Sussex View
  • Lewes Rugby Club Lewes, East Sussex View
  • Basingstoke Kickboxing Organisation West Ham Lane, Basingstoke View
  • Prop Box Youth Theatre Southampton, Hampshire View
  • Knowing Us Andover Micheldever Station, Hampshire View
  • Nkiru Arts Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire View
  • Oxford Pride Oxford, Oxfordshire View
  • 1Voice Coventry View
  • SENDS 4 DAD Northampton, Northamptonshire View
  • Hinckley Running Club Juniors Hinckley, Leicestershire View
  • 2nd Ashbourne Guides Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • Burton Athletics Club Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire View
  • Small World Baby and Toddler group Selly Oak, Birmingham View
  • Wales Wheelchair Rugby League Team Deeside,Flintshire
  • Hawarden 2247 Air Cadets Deeside, Flintshire View
  • Swansea Autism Movement Swansea, Wales View
  • Tech Club Newport Newport, Newport View
  • Bedazzled Dance Centre Buckley, Flintshire View
  • Friends And Neighbours Community Alliance Neath, Castell-nedd Port Talbot View
  • Fusion Dance Risca, Caerffili
  • Womaa Wales Martial Arts Ely, Cardiff View
  • Trehafod Community Village Hall Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff View
  • Bridge Mentoring Plus Scheme Bridgend, Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr View
  • Little Fingers Kidz Club Evanstown Porth, Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr View
  • Llandudno Musical Productions Llandudno, Wales View
  • Talley Woodland Group (officially the TCAA) Llandeilo, Sir Gaerfyrddin View
  • Cardiff Deaf Centre Cardiff, Caerdydd View
  • Musselburgh Community Football Academy Musselburgh, East Lothian View
  • Ardrossan Academicals Rugby Club North ayrshire View
  • Friends of the Fishermen's Hall Group Buckie, Moray View
  • Moray M.S. Community Buckie, Moray View
  • The New 'Tea Dance' Generation Edinburgh, Midlothian
  • Livingston Athletic Club craigswood, livingston View
  • Tir Conaill Harps GAC Glasgow Glasgow, Lanarkshire View
  • Milton of Leys Primary School Shinty Team Inverness, Highland View
  • Castle Douglas Scouts Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Buchanhaven Heritage Society Peterhead View
  • The Seed Box Aboyne, Aberdeenshire View
  • O'Neils Amateur Boxing Club Cambuslang Glasgow, South Lanarkshire View
  • Penicuik Clothes Library/ now called Sweet Dignity High Street, Penicuik View
  • Performance Art Life Skills - Being Me Ilford, Essex View
  • 20twenty Youth Theatres March, Cambridgeshire View
  • Wickham Market Girl Guides Woodbridge, Suffolk
  • The Claddagh School of Irish Dancing Larne, County Antrim
  • Unity Carnival Arts Leeds, West Yorkshire View
  • West Heslerton Village Residents Malton, North Yorkshire
  • Bradford Ice Speed Skating Club Bradford, West Yorkshire View
  • Diamond Ice Cheerleading & Dance Squad Halifax,West Yorkshire
  • Hyde Park Unity Day Panto Leeds,West Yorkshire View
  • Elland RLFC Halifax,West Yorkshire View