Nominations and Winners

Thank you everyone for your amazing entries to our inaugural CCLA/ROOM151 IMPACT AWARDS.
The nominees and winners for our six categories are all listed below. Congratulations to all the nominees and of course, the winners! Many thanks to all of you who entered the competition. The database of entries will be sent to you in due course.

 

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ADULT SOCIAL CARE, CHILDREN’S SERVICES & EDUCATION

Recognising the finance department’s role in the commissioning and delivery of adult social services, children’s services and working with schools and educational community groups…

The nominees:

Glasgow City Council – Understanding child poverty in Glasgow

Lincolnshire County Council – Covid-19 Providers Sustainability Fund for Adult Care

Manchester City Council – End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry

South Gloucestershire Council – Intensive Therapeutic Foster Care

and the winner is: 

South Gloucestershire Council – Intensive Therapeutic Foster Care

 

“A really strong submission. They have clearly identified a problem and strove hard to find a solution. I thought it was a really good example of using financial tools to find efficiencies and also support a change in service delivery. It delivered a dual impact of achieving savings and also improving the situation for CYPs on the ground.”

Adult Social Care and Children’s Services & Education is sponsored by


CARBON MANAGEMENT

Recognising the finance function’s role in contributing towards a better local or global environment.

The nominees:

Somerset County Council – Finance working together – Somerset Waste Partnership

Warrington Borough Council – Solar Farm Sustainable Energy Model

West Berkshire Council – Community Municipal Investment Bond

and the winner is: 

Warrington Borough Council – Solar Farm Sustainable Energy Model

 

“Congratulations to Warrington Borough Council on a project that had the finance team at its heart and is bringing clear carbon benefits. The scheme generates a commercial return, and also brings the community in through the investment bond and the Community Energy Company. It ticked all the boxes.”

Carbon Management is sponsored by


IMPACT INVESTMENT (TREASURY & PENSIONS)

Recognising the work of the treasury and pensions functions (or their investment pools) in either; a) investing in projects/vehicles with a social or environmental purpose, or; b) making a positive impact on the council’s overall financial position.

The nominees:

London LGPS CIV Ltd & Local Pensions Partnership Investments – Improving quality of life for Londoners while securing the financial futures of pension investors.

Strathclyde Pension Fund – Strathclyde Direct Investment Portfolio (DIP)

Tameside MBC for Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) – GMPF Local and Impact Investments

Westminster City Council – Climate Financing Strategy

and the winner is: 

Strathclyde Pension Fund – Strathclyde Direct Investment Portfolio (DIP)

 

“Strathclyde was very solid on measurable outcomes and the way it put ESG at the heart of decisions on investment. It demonstrated a very strong range of impacts, over a long period, which it described well in its submission. It was my favourite in this category.”

Impact Investment (Treasury & Pensions) is sponsored by


INNOVATION & PARTNERSHIPS

Recognising financial innovation and joint-working with other public and private sector organisations for better outcomes.

The nominees:

Glasgow City Council – Glasgow’s Improving the Cancer Journey

Glasgow City Council – Understanding child poverty in Glasgow

London Borough of Sutton – London Cancer Hub

Newark and Sherwood District Council – Redevelopment of key gateway site

and the winner is: 

London Borough of Sutton – London Cancer Hub

 

“There’s a strong vision here – making the Hub a centre of national and indeed international excellence. And it’s all tied together through a close partnership, with benefits tracking right back to the local community as well as nationally. A deserved winner.”

 


PLACE SHAPING

Recognising finance’s role in shaping outcomes across housing & homelessness, regeneration, employment, infrastructure & transport, poverty & deprivation etc…

The nominees:

London Borough of Newham – Social and affordable housing – Impact Investment

London LGPS CIV Ltd & Local Pensions Partnership Investments – Contributing to society, as well as creating sustainable and resilient assets that will provide value for the pension scheme members over the long term.

Newark and Sherwood District Council – Redevelopment of key gateway site

West Lindsey District Council – Regenerating a deprived neighbourhood through a transformative social housing project

and the winner is: 

Newark and Sherwood District Council – Redevelopment of key gateway site

 

“This was an impressive solution to a complex planning challenge. The risks to the Council were identified and addressed effectively throughout and the finance team’s involvement was critical to the success of the project. The end resulthas been transformational.”

Place Shaping is sponsored by


TACKLING COVID-19

Recognising the extraordinary contribution council finance departments have made to supporting their communities through the pandemic through revs and bens, supporting the frontline, discretionary grants and any other ways finance had to get involved!

The nominees:

Cheltenham Borough Council – Cheltenham is back! “Find Your Happy Place”

Lincolnshire County Council – Lincolnshire’s Covid-19 Providers Sustainability Fund for Adult Care

Manchester City Council – End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry

Newark and Sherwood District Council – Pandemic: Innovation in a period of panic

Rushcliffe Borough Council – Putting the bounce back into business

and the winner is: 

Manchester City Council – End child food poverty – no child should be going hungry

 

“Congratulations Manchester! This was a fantastic example of a fast response, driven by the finance team, to meet an immediate need that went way beyond the minimum. 38,000 children benefited. That’s impact in action that deserves to be celebrated.”