The Devon Rural Housing Awards recognise the contribution of any individual or group of people within a community who have been an inspiration in working towards affordable housing for local people.

Entries are now invited for the 2015 awards which will be presented at Devon Communities Together’s conference on 1st October at the Met Office in Exeter.

All entries are welcome regardless of the size of the development and whether or not you have achieved your final goal.
The categories this year are:-

  • Outstanding Community Contribution – Individual
  • Outstanding Community Contribution - Organisation
  • Best Rural Development

The awards for Outstanding Community Contribution acknowledge that the most successful affordable rural housing projects are usually driven by a particularly committed individual or community group that refuse to give up despite the difficulties faced. We are looking for individuals and groups that have gone the extra mile in the attempt to bring affordable homes to their community, overcoming difficulties and challenges along the way. The awards seek to acknowledge and celebrate this commitment and to inspire others who may wish to undertake their own project in their local community.

There will be two cash prizes to spend on a community project of the winners’ choice.

The award for Best Rural Development will be awarded to the developer of the best rural development completed in Devon between April 14-15 and will take into account the standard of design, consideration of local vernacular and engagement with the local community.

Nomination forms are available on the DCT website or from Janice Alexander, Rural Housing Enabler on 01392 248919. Closing date for entries is 30th June 2015.

This year’s awards have been sponsored by Hastoe Housing Association, Teign Housing, Yarlington Housing Group, Southwestern Housing Society, Cornerstone, Guinness Partnership and Devon Strategic Housing Group. 

Please send entries by email or post to:

Devon Communities Together or [email protected]
First Floor, Unit 3 & 4 Cranmere Court
Lustleigh Close
Matford Business Park
Exeter EX2 8PW