2019 SURF Awards Shortlist announced

SURF is pleased to announce the 2019 shortlist for our prestigious national awards scheme, which showcases success in responding to regeneration challenges in communities across Scotland.

The SURF Awards are delivered each year by SURF – Scotland’s Regeneration Forum, in partnership with the Scottish Government.

Having assessed more than 63 applications across five categories, SURF’s panel of 20 judges, drawn from national bodies and community groups, have agreed upon 15 shortlisted projects for 2019.

Dumfries & Galloway Council's Employability and Skills Team have been shortlisted in the category for youth employability for their work developing an employer-led workplace skills award and using this to help clients develop their own transferable employability skills - 

Supporting Youth Employability:

  • Community Renewal Trust’s Employment Safety Net (Edinburgh)
  • Young Enterprise Scotland: Pathway Programme (Glasgow)
  • Achieving the Right Transferable Skills for Todays Job Market! (Dumfries and Galloway)

Over the coming weeks, the judging panel will be visiting all of these diverse projects to develop a better understanding of their impact and the situations they are responding to.

The five category winners will then be announced by Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Aileen Campbell MSP, on the evening of Thursday 5 December at the 2019 SURF Awards Presentation Dinner event in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel.