2021 Awards for Excellence in Intergenerational Work

Generations Working Together has launched the 2021 Awards for Excellence in Intergenerational Work.

They have updated the categories to reflect the changes and developments made across Scotland.

The emphasis on physical and social distancing as the principal tool for limiting the spread of Covid-19 has limited contact with family and friends and meant new ways of sustaining and developing social relationships.

This has had a major impact on the shape of intergenerational practice which has positive and purposeful relationships between generations at its heart.

This year’s awards will recognise the many ways in which organisations and communities are rising to the challenge and adapting to a vastly changed context.

There are four award categories:

  1. Innovation in the Community – We are looking to recognise projects which have found new and creative ways to sustain and develop their intergenerational relationships over the period of the pandemic.
  2. Digital Innovation – We are seeking nominations for projects that have embraced digital technologies and used them creatively to connect all ages together in mutually beneficial activities, building and strengthening intergenerational relationships.
  3. Tackling Ageism – We are looking to recognise projects and initiatives that have made particular efforts to challenge ageism over a very difficult period in our lives and communities.
  4. Creative ways to connect after Covid-19 – For this award, we want to hear about your ideas for re-establishing connections between the different generations.

Find out more by reading the guidelines here – 2021 Awards Guidelines

Nomination forms are available here – 2021 Awards Form

Nomination forms to be submitted by Friday 5th February 2021 at 12 noon to Bella Kerr