"Some years ago I visited a housing estate in York, and saw what a real difference could be achieved by the community working together, identifying their own needs, and deciding for themselves the actions needed to find the answers to such needs.
Today the Community Initiative which bears my name is a great success story throughout the whole of Yorkshire with over 200 first class community schemes having received my Award.
They have been encouraged informally to act as mentors and examples of best practice to other communities, spreading far and wide the message that often the remedy for short comings can be generated at community level"
HRH The Duke of York
•The Duke of York's Community Initiative is a Royal Award presented to community projects based in Yorkshire.
•The schemes need to be owned, developed and led by the people they serve.
•The schemes should be of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others.
•For more information click here.
•Individual awards are also given in recognition of exceptional leadership skills.
The benefits include
•Royal recognition of excellence,
•The use of the royal logo which enhances fund raising credibility,
•The promotion of organisational pride,
•Business management support through workshops, mentoring and networking.