CHWA 2021 Awards

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We are offering awards in the following categories: Collective power; Practitioner wellbeing; and Climate.

We are looking for projects, organisations and people who have led the way through lockdown or are learning from this challenging time to build a better future. We want to hear about work of all types and reach. Submission deadline is 5pm, Friday 12 February. Application forms are available on the awards pages below.

Notes for Applicants

  • We can accept applications in different formats. Please contact us at and we can support you in this process. 

  • Projects or programmes need to be based in the UK and we can only accept one application per organisation per award. 

  • At least some of the project / programme needs to have taken place since March 2020 and the national lockdown but we are delighted to accept work that began before and has had to adapt, or work developed directly in response to the lockdown. 

  • Projects or programmes can be ongoing but need to be able to demonstrate impact or change. 

  • There is no cash prize but the awards will be widely publicized via CHWA and our partners’ websites and networks and are an opportunity to showcase your work nationally. 



Although the world and life as we know it has changed since we launched the CHWA 2020 Awards in the winter of 2019, we and our partners believe that the themes of collective power (partnership), practitioner wellbeing and climate are ever more relevant and important. We also recognize that we cannot go forward without addressing the connections between our work and health and cultural inequalities – and specifically the impacts of racism.  

During the pandemic, we have seen the culture, health and wellbeing sector respond with creativity, imagination and kindness to meet global crisis, local need and individual loss. As partnership and collaboration have driven innovation and greater reach, the need systematically to support wellbeing across the sector, respond to the climate and ecological emergency and its relationship with global and local inequalities is becoming clearer.