Nominate your project for our intergenerational excellence awards

Our Excellence Awards for 2022 are currently open for nominations. The awards provide an opportunity for individuals and groups to celebrate their learning and success in building relationships between younger and older generations.

Intergenerational relationships have an even more important contribution to make in the rebuilding of our communities. Although the approach is growing it is so important for everyone to raise awareness of the impact these intergenerational relationships have on improving health, physical and mental well-being for older and younger people, and on reducing ageism. Help us to celebrate the inspiring work taking place across Scotland, even in these strange and uncertain times where our projects are still looking a little different.

This year we have amended the focus and names of our awards. There are five award categories for 2022:

1. Creative use of Space and Place

Generations Working Together recognises that connections between generations in the spaces and places around us are an essential part of our collective recovery from Covid-19.
This award recognises projects that make creative use of spaces and places to connect generations in mutually beneficial relationships. This might be in built or natural environments, communities or workplaces.

2. Creative use of technologies

Generations Working Together recognises that technology is now, more than ever, a significant part of connecting and improving lives and relationships. This award recognises projects that have embraced diverse technologies and used them creatively to connect all ages together in mutually beneficial activities and intergenerational relationships. This could be across sectors, communities, and care environments.

3. Enabling Inclusive Communities

Generations Working Together recognises that intergenerational connection requires inclusion and respect for differences in identity and lived experience. This award recognises projects and initiatives that have made particular efforts to challenge ageism and promote age-friendly diversity and inclusion in communities.

4. Social Justice and Dignity

Generational Working Together is committed to supporting intergenerational initiatives that ensure older and younger people are not held back by age-related barriers, discrimination or prejudice. This award recognises projects that tackle adversity and promote fairness and human rights through intergenerational practice and relationships.

5. Tackling Climate change

Generations Working Together recognises that we cannot fight climate change alone and that all generations must work together to make a difference. This is a new award created during COP26 in order to encourage intergenerational solidarity to tackle climate change. The award is open for projects and initiatives that connect generations through green activities such
as community gardening, green initiatives in local communities, and campaigning.

The deadline for the award nomination has been slightly extended and will close end of day Wednesday 2nd Feb. You should submit the PDF nomination form to Bella Kerr.

Please read the guidelines and download the form from this page

Best of luck and we look forward to seeing your nomination.