The Duke of York’s Community Initiative was founded in 1998 after HRH visited a York housing estate where inspiring residents had come together to resolve community problems. The Duke of York decided to found an Initiative to recognise the important contribution made by voluntary organisations for their work across Yorkshire. A large number of organisations from across the county have won awards for their valuable community service, which are presented at an annual ceremony in Yorkshire. Applications need to be owned, developed and led by the people they serve. It is also important to show real value to the community, be well run, and be an inspiration to others. Individual awards are also given in recognition of exceptional leadership skills in voluntary service.
Find out more on www.thedukeofyorkscommunityinitiative.org.uk.