Community Energy Awards 2022

10/11/2022 6pm - 10pm
City Hall, Kamal Chunchie Way, London, E16 1ZE

We are pleased to confirm that this year's Community Energy Awards will take place on 10 November at City Hall, in London. Nominations will open on Friday 22 July. 

Winning a community energy award gives you a national platform to showcase your work and offers you the opportunity to highlight your achievements to the wider community energy sector. The awards have been refreshed for 2022 and we have a number of new award categories. A full list of categories is below. 

The awards are open to CEE members and/ or organisations that are connected to a member of Community Energy England. If you’re not a CEE member and want to nominate your organisation, please join us - here are the details

Bookings for the awards ceremony are now open and you can book your place here. Awards ceremony tickets are free of charge for CEE members and/ or shortlisted finalists. Non-members are welcome to attend the awards ceremony but will be charged. If you join us as a member within 30 days of booking your ticket, you'll get your ticket price refunded from your initial membership fee!

The nomination process 

You are welcome to nominate yourself or your own organisation, or other individuals/ organisations that you feel deserve to be nominated. If you would like to nominate somebody else for an award please let them know prior to submitting your nomination. 

Please fill in your nomination form by Friday 2 September 2022 and email to Kim Woodcock: k.woodcock@communityenergyengland.org

Ahead of the ceremony an expert panel of judges will select winners in each of the 10 categories following an open application process. Community Energy England members will vote for the Community Energy Photo and Multimedia Award, selecting the image or video they feel best captures the essence of the community energy movement.

The award categories for this year are below. For more details on the criteria please download our Community Energy Awards Pack 2022

Advancing Innovation Project Award

This award is designed to recognise a community energy innovation project that is adapting rapidly, ambitiously and/or successfully to doing new things or doing existing things differently in the rapidly changing energy context. We also welcome nominations from DNOs and other partners who have helped community energy organisations achieve innovation in their project delivery. 

The nomination form for this award is here. The shortlist and winner of this award will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. 

Community Energy Champion (Individual or Team)

The Community Energy Champion of the Year Award rewards one exceptional individual or team, in England, that has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the community energy sector or driven/delivered a particularly significant impact or success. This award recognises the efforts of that individual or team and seeks to thank them for their service to their local community.

Both volunteers and employees of community energy organisations are eligible for the award, but employees will need to demonstrate going above and beyond the standard remit of their role.

The nomination form for this award is here. The shortlist and winner of this award will be chosen by an independent panel of judges.

Community Energy Organisation of the Year

This award is to recognise one community energy organisation that has demonstrated a sustained commitment to organisational development and organisational effectiveness within their own operating model. 

The nomination form for this award is here. The shortlist and winner of this award will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. 

Community Engagement and Inclusion Award

The Community Engagement and Inclusion Award is to recognise a community energy organisation with a long-term community engagement commitment that is inclusive, measurable, relevant and sustainable. 

The nomination form for this award is here. The shortlist and winner of this award will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. 

Finance and Innovation Award

For this award we welcome nominations from community energy organisations or funders that have achieved significant impact in community energy through a range of financial mechanisms, including: grant funding, debt finance, community shares, funding platforms or new funding models. 

The nomination form for this award is here. The shortlist and winner of this award will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. 

Fuel Poverty Action Award

The Fuel Poverty Action award rewards a community energy organisation that is actively engaged in addressing the issue of fuel poverty and/or energy efficiency in England.

The nomination form for this award is here. The shortlist and winner of this award will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. 

Local Authority Collaboration Award

For this award we welcome nominations from community energy organisations or local authorities who are working together to help community energy through partnering, investing, policy or other support. 

The nomination form for this award is here. The shortlist and winner of this award will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. 

Community Energy Photo and Multimedia Award - Member Vote

We are looking for images or videos that capture the essence of community energy and have been used to support or promote a community energy project. The photograph or video must feature people; community energy relies on people coming together with a shared goal of helping the environment and the community.

The nomination form for this award is here. Submissions will be shortlisted and a maximum of 8 entries will be entered into a member vote. Voting will take place in the week of 10 October.

Scaling Up Community Energy Award 

This award will recognise one community energy organisation that has expanded rapidly, created new projects and/or services to its community. We will be championing one community energy organisation that has made notable progress driving the expansion of their work and achieved particularly significant growth in their projects and/or services in 2019-2022, thereby making an important contribution to growth and/ or viability of the sector. This could be through development and deployment of one or more new business models or successfully scaling up a proven community energy business model. 

The nomination form for this award is here. The shortlist and winner of this award will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. 

Social and Environmental Impact Award

This award recognises a community energy project which has produced the most outstanding environmental improvement and/or social impact within their community.

The nomination form for this award is here. The shortlist and winner of this award will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. 

Youth Energy Award

The Youth Energy award is to recognise the outstanding work that one individual young person has done to make an impact on a community energy project, or celebrate what a community energy organisation is going to engage young people in the sector. This award has been updated for 2022 to reflect the increasing number of creative, organised and motivated young people that are getting involved in community energy. 

The nomination form for this award is here. The shortlist and winner of this award will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. 

Sponsoring the awards

The awards are an excellent opportunity for demonstrating support for the sector and highlighting what your organisation can offer by sponsoring the event - please download our sponsorship pack here for more details. If sponsoring the awards is of interest to you please get in touch with Kim Woodcock