Awards 2020
Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London
02 October 2020

Best Social Housing Initiative

Nomination Closed

Housing has been in the headlines the past year but one of the major controversies has been over whether local authorities should have more financial powers to build their own social housing. In fact many innovative local authorities have already been developing ways of providing housing for their less well-off citizens. This category invites entries showing interesting and innovative social housing projects with clear outcomes.

Judges will be looking for examples of social housing projects that display both innovation and meet defined outcomes. So long as the local authority is the entrant, other voluntary or private sector partners can also be included.


  • An account of the challenge the authority/team faced
  • A description of how the project came into being, its aims and how it was carried out
  • The obstacles that were overcome to achieve it
  • Whether the planned outcomes were met
  • How the project met the corporate aims of the authority
  • How much of the ideas behind the project were locally-driven
  • What funding was accessed
  • The level of partnership working involved in the project, either cross departmental. public-public or public-private