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July 31, 2013

Spotlight on bottom-up regeneration

It’s a paradox of regeneration that the need for this work is always greatest when resources to invest in regeneration are in decline. That will explain why the theme of DTAS’ conference is Doing Regeneration in Hard Times. It also explains why this year’s SURF Awards for Regeneration include a special category for best practice in community led regeneration.   These awards are highly prized, and the winners enjoy the temporary glare of a national spotlight.  The deadline for nominations approaches.  


Showcase your success in the

2013 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration

SURF is welcoming applications to this year’s SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration, which is delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government. 

The SURF Awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious in the field of Scottish community regeneration. 

This year, there are five categories of entry, including a special award to highlight success in community led regeneration.

The benefits of making an application include:

The application process is free, brief and straightforward

SURF Awards recognition demonstrates value to key partners and funders

Making an application can increase team confidence and focus

The winning initiatives will be showcased throughout 2014 and offered free consultancy support to build on their success

All 15 shortlisted entries will be highlighted in a widely distributed publication

Housing & Welfare Minister Margaret Burgess MSP will present the SURF Awards at a celebratory presentation dinner event on 04.12.13 in Glasgow

So if you know of a deserving Scottish regeneration project, please consider submitting a nomination before this year’s closing date of Monday 19 August.

The application materials are available on the SURF website at the following link: 

Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact SURF Events and Communications Officer Derek Rankine for further information.

Tel: 0141 585 6879