groups or projects that has tried to do something about noisy neighbours,
vandalism, graffiti, litter or any other typical community problem
have the chance to win up to £5,000.
The Taking a Stand Awards aims to recognise those who have tackled
anti-social behaviour in their area. Up to 30 awards of £1,000,
plus the top award of £5,000 are waiting to be won and spent
for the benefit of local communities.
Anyone who has made a real difference to the community can apply.
· an individual who has inspired residents to tackle problems
in their area
· a project that has set up a youth club to make sure young
people have somewhere to go and something to do
· a group of residents that have established a litter or
graffiti clean-up scheme
· a neighbourhood initiative focused on reducing noise problems
· a project that is providing extra security for senior citizens
The most commun neighbour problems
are: noisy neighbours, vandalism, graffiti, abandoned vehicles,
harassment and intimidation, youth nuisance, dumping rubbish or
litter, damage to property and kerb-crawling.
Applications must be sent by 13 September 2003. An independent
panel chaired by the Home Office will judge entries. The winners
will be announced at an awards ceremony in London later this year
to which the nominator and representative of the winning initiatives
will be invited.
For more information and application
a Stand Awards Web site