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About the Awards

The Active Community Awards are coordinated by Cork Sports Partnership with the support of the Cork Healthy Ireland Fund and local partners Cork County Council and Cork City Council.

The aim of the Active Community Awards is:
  • To recognise and highlight the contributions, commitments and dedication of volunteer groups and individuals who strive to create local opportunities for people to be active while equally promoting positive health and wellbeing for all.  
  • To bring recognition to projects and people for the work they do, that may otherwise go unrecognised. 
Active Community Award Categories
1. Active Community Group: 

This award is to acknowledge a volunteer group/team of people working in the development and or promotion of locally led physical activity and community sports programmes.

2. Active Community Campaign: 

This award is to acknowledge and recognise successful community campaigns, events or initatives that encourage people to be active.

3. Active Community Champion:

This award is to acknowledge an individual’s work in the development and or promotion of locally led physical activity and community sports programmes

4. Active Community Inculsion: 

This award is to acknowledge groups/organisations that provide a leading role in the area of inclusion in their communities.

Key Dates

  • Official Launch and nominations open for entry; 9th March 2021
  • Closing Date for Applications; 16th April 2021
  • Finalists Announced; 17th May 2021
  • Awards Ceremony; 18th June 2021 (TBC as will depend on public health & Covid-19 restrictions) 

An experienced and knowledgeable judging panel will determine the category winners of the Active Community Awards 2021.  The awards will go to the community groups and individuals that receives the highest average mark from our judging panel based on the criteria. 




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