2024 marks 26 years of the SURF Awards programme, which celebrates best practice examples of community regeneration projects.

2024 SURF Awards Timeline

6th June

Awards open for applications

2nd September

Application period closes at 5pm. Completed applications should be emailed to emma@surf.scot

Mid September - Late October

Assessment, shortlisting and site visits by 20 independent judging panel experts. Please note that the judges will specify the day of an in-person visit to shortlisted projects, which will be between the 23rd Sept-23rd Oct.

5th December

Results announced at a celebratory Presentation Dinner in the Voco Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow


  • Please ensure that you download and read the Information Paper as it contains the full criteria for the Award categories.
  • An organisation/group can only enter a project into one category but can enter multiple different projects.
  • Completed applications should be emailed to emma@surf.scot by 5pm on the 2nd September 2024.
  • You can write onto both the Word and PDF versions. Please be conscious of the Word count as it affects the layout of the application form. The Word version contains Latin text for spacing purposes – this can and should be deleted.
  • If you have any queries about the Awards and applying please email emma@surf.scot¬†

2024 SURF Awards Information Paper

Details of the process and criteria

Application Forms


Application form download


Improving Scotland's Places

Housing and Regeneration

Creative Regeneration

Removing Barriers to Employability

Community Led Regeneration

Launch Event

A short film with top tips from previous SURF Award Winners


A recording of the 2024 SURF Awards Launch Event, containing information on the process: HERE