We are really pleased to launch our Co-operative Housing Awards for 2020.  We want to reward you for all the amazing things that you do, day in, day out, things that are amazing that we want people to hear about.

Our Awards will help to show the world how great housing co-operatives can be.  They are open to all 180 of our members and will help us to blow your trumpet all over the world!!!

Award categories

Breakthrough Housing Co-operative of the Year – Sponsored by North West Housing Services

Setting up new co-operatives or community mutual forms of housing isn’t easy is it!

We are looking for mutual or co-operatives who have started in the past two years to apply for this new award. Big or small we want to hear your positive messages about living as part of a co-operative housing community. What added benefit do you get from your organisation? What have you learnt? What challenges or obstacles have you overcome to make you who you are? If you had your time again what would you do differently?

If this sounds like you, have a go for this award and get some recognition for your hard work.

Innovative Housing Co-operative of the Year – Sponsored by Anthony Collins Solicitors

Have you come up with a different approach to solve your community based housing issues? How did the idea come about? What did you learn? Did it work first time, or did it need a reboot or refresh?  Is the idea around policy practice, or construction?

We are looking for new fresh ideas to solving local problems so that we can shout about your success. If you’d like to shine, please make an application for this award so that we can showcase great thinking in our sector.

Housing Co-operator of the YearSponsored by Co-op Homes

Do you know someone who has dedicated many years to the co-operative or community mutual sector or to your co-op?  Someone who is an inspirational leader who embodies the co-operative principles and values, is a mentor, co-operator or educator? Someone whose contributions have gone unrecognised for years?

We are looking for that person. Many people do stacks of great stuff for the sector. We want to recognise and promote these individuals who come from all walks of life. If you know someone who deserves recognition for their contributions to community mutual and or co-operative housing this award is for them. Please have a think and nominate that person. Make them smile!

The process

  • Nominations for the three award categories will be accepted until midnight 28 November 2019. Those submitting nominations are asked to set out, in no more than 500 words, their reasons for nominating co-ops or individuals for an award.
  • Co-ops can nominate themselves or another co-op and individuals for the awards. You are asked to select which category you think best suits the nomination.
  • Nominations will be considered by our panel of judges.
  • The winners will be announced at the CCH Annual Conference 2020 [date to be confirmed]

How to nominate a co-op or individual

Those nominating are asked to complete the CCH awards entry form 2020, explaining in 500 words or less why they are nominating the co-operative and/or individual. Please send supporting pictures where possible.

The co-op(s) nominated must be a member of the Confederation of Co-operative Housing.

Housing Co-operator of the Year Award nominees must be a member of a CCH member co-op.

The Judging Panel

The judging panel will be made up of CCH’s Chair, Chief Executive and a senior representative from the sponsor of the award.

The prizes

As well as being presented with a trophy at our annual conference, the winning co-ops and individuals will benefit from promotion of their co-operative and the kudos of winning this prestigious award.  Other prizes include £500 worth of training, or £500 to invest in your community.