Excellence Awards 2020

Winners - Intergenerational Excellence Awards

Congratulations to our very deserving winners, to our Certificate of Merit projects, volunteers and local network coordinators. Once again we received a brilliant response with 55 nominations. Everyone at GWT would like to thank projects for taking the time to write and submit their nominations and to the staff for voting for their network coordinators. You are all doing amazing work and the GWT team can not wait to see how you progress and develop your projects further.

The awards recognise, showcase and celebrate achievement and outstanding practice in intergenerational work across Scotland and were presented by the Minister for Older People and Equalities, Christina McKelve MSP, Lukas Hecke, Wohnbuddy, Austria and Dr Mariano Sanchez, University of Granada. They highlight organisations who are committed to intergenerational work and as a result will inspire others to create and develop new and exciting projects.

We wish the recipients continued success in developing intergenerational relationships in their local communities.

The six award categories include:

1. Award for contribution to reducing loneliness and isolation

Winner – Auld Yins and Wee Yins, Wellpark Children’s Centre
Certificate of Merit – Friends In Time, St Anthony’s Primary School
Certificate of Merit – Intergenerational Knitting Group, Raploch Community Partnership

2. Intergenerational volunteer of the year

Winner – Heather from Granny Bees, Jaybees Childcare Ltd
Certificate of Merit – Kevin Mongan from Citadel Youth Centre

3. Most innovative project

Winner – Little Hands Big Hands, Windyhall Care Home
Certificate of Merit – Gargieston Early Childhood Centre
Certificate of Merit – Almond Court to Little Fishes Nursery

4. Most improved project

Winner – Anam Cara’s Wee Pals, Anam Cara
Certificate of Merit – Calderglen Befrienders at Calderglen High School

5. Award for promoting achievement and attainment in education

Winner – Old’s Cool by Citadel Youth Centre
Certificate of Merit – Broxburn Academy Pupil Support Volunteers
Certificate of Merit – Auld Yins & Wee Yins, Wellpark Children’s Centre

6. The Yvonne Coull, Local Network Coordinator Award

Winner – Louisa Turner, Fife Network
Certificate of Merit – Alison Black, Grampian Network
Certificate of Merit – Kirsteen Campbell, Caithness and Sutherland Network

If you would like to find out more about the awards or would like to feature winners in the media, please contact Kate Samuels our Communications and Policy Officer directly. Photographs of the individual winners can be viewed on our social media pages however official photographs will be uploaded here shortly.