National Community Leisure UK Awards Finalists • Vision RCL

National Community Leisure UK Awards Finalists


The National Community Leisure UK Awards are held annually and recognise, celebrate and share the achievements of leisure and culture trusts across the UK.

This year Vision is delighted to have finalists in three categories for the 2020 Awards as follows:

  • Community Impact Award – Arts, Culture and Libraries – for Tech Ilford

An annual festival celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM).  Developed in 2017 as part of our Lab Central digital arts programme, its aim is to engage and inspire young minds and innovators of the future.

  • Outstanding Volunteer Award – Mrs Yashmin Harun 

Yashmin is the Chair of Muslimah Sports Association which supports women and girls from the BAME background in Redbridge to improve physical and mental well-being. This is achieved by creating pathways into sport and physical activity participation, volunteering and coaching, working with the Vision Sport & Health team.

  • Outstanding Employee Achievement Award – Francis Castro, Vision Nature Conservation

Francis secured significant external funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, GLA and Redbridge Council to restore Hainault Ancient Forest. The project will restore buildings and landscape and focus on the health and well-being of residents, developing learning, building stronger communities & improving skills.

The 2020 Awards are a significant and exciting celebration of the sector and we wish all of our finalists the very best of luck. The winners will be revealed at the Awards ceremony on Wednesday 20 May 2020 at the Science & Industry Museum in Manchester. 

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