2023 Working Together Award Category

About this Award…

An award to honour a group of people, team or organisation that has demonstrated an enduring commitment to a collaborative approach, engaging with each other and other external organisations to support the sector within the wider military community.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • An engaging story behind the people, team or organisation, why they came together, the identified needs they are meeting and quantified demands for the service.
  • What challenges (both operational and personal) have been faced and how they have been overcome.
  • The results for the armed forces community that have been achieved through the commitment and collaborative approach.
  • The different or unique characteristics of the team work that can set standards of best practice across the sector and therefore makes this nomination special.

This award is suitable for a team.

Meet our 2022 Winner!

Working Together Award

Sporting Force’s ethos is to promote veterans’ recovery and transition into civilian life through sport.

Sports activities provide an environment where physical skills and emotional resilience are developed by establishing social networks and freeing people from the stress and anxiety of everyday life. They help veterans to redefine or recapture their identity as a civilian, rather than as a soldier. Sporting Force offers sport, exercise, camaraderie and being part of a team again – things that veterans miss.

Since April 2021, Sporting Force has supported 800 beneficiaries. The charity has changed operationally to focus on delivering a wide range of sports and outdoor activities in the North East. This has created strong community ties, and Sporting Force now has a presence within local stadiums, including the Combat Café in Leeds and the Dandelion and Warrior Projects at Durham County Cricket club.

“On behalf of the Forces in Mind Trust Directors and staff team, we would like to congratulate the worthy winners of the FiMT Working Together Award. It is an honour to have the opportunity to sponsor this award, and to celebrate collaboration in our sector. We send our thanks to the nominees, and to all those across the UK who are working together to support our ex-Service community.”

Hans Pung, Chair of Trustees Forces in Mind Trust

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