Neighbourhood Award - The Criteria

What standards do I need to meet to receive an award?

The Neighbourhood Award presents social housing providers with a clear framework against which they can be assessed. Our aim is to both encourage improvements in the sector and also recognise and reward those organisations that offer the very highest levels of quality.

The award focuses on three areas:

Cleaner – streets, free of litter, rubbish, fly-tipping, graffiti and fly-posting, where people feel safe and children can play without fear.
Safer – well-lit neighbourhoods where people feel secure in their homes and are not plagued by noisy neighbours or antisocial behaviour.
Greener – communities with attractive and inviting parks and open spaces that are not blighted by dumped rubbish, graffiti or abandoned vehicles and where residents adopt more sustainable lifestyles.

Within each of these areas, applicants need to provide evidence and information on their plans, activities and results within their neighbourhood based on four criteria:

*   Aims and plans
*   Community involvement
*   Partnerships
*   Impact

We have specifically designed the Keep Britain Tidy Neighbourhood Award with three levels in order to encourage housing providers to work towards our ‘Platinum Award’. We want to inspire organisations to continually improve. It also means that you don’t have to meet every single requirement in one go to have your hard work recognised.



This exceptional award is reserved for those housing providers who are the creme de la creme of English housing providers. They have demonstrated exceptional competence in making their neighbourhoods cleaner, safer and greener and created communities where people are happy to live, work and play


The gold award demonstrates an excellent level of achievement in creating a cleaner, safer and greener neighbourhood. Gold award holders will demonstrate significant community lead improvements and there will be a visible difference within the community.                          



Silver award winners show a clear desire to improve their neighbourhood and are committed to achieving this. It will be apparent that silver award winners are working with partners and within the community to make this happen.


Download the full criteria for the Neighbourhood Award to get more information on each of the levels

Download the Neighbourhood Award booklet to find out more and get involved. If you have any queries please email us at