And the winners of the Kirklees Inclusion and Diversity Awards 2020 are...
Outstanding contribution to the Inclusion and Diversity Award
Sponsored by Schofield Sweeney Solicitors.
The Jo Cox Foundation
The Jo Cox Foundation have won the award as a mark of their continuous contribution to community inclusion.
"We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us" - Jo Cox, 2015
Diversity Champion of the Year
Sponsored by Medequip.
Maysoon Shafiq, Al Mu'minum The Believers
Maysoon Shafiq from Al Mu'minum the Believers has won for her work in breaking down cultural barriers and bringing the community together.
Inclusive Community Project
Sponsored by GRAHAM
Gup Shup & Chai
Initially Gup Shup & Chai was established to offer a safe space where women in the Birkby community could meet to chat and enjoy a cup of tea. The group has since evolved to bring together parts of the community who would not usually interact, creating a place where the residents can learn about each other's cultures and make new friends.
Inclusive Charity of the Year
Sponsored by SKA Developments.
Kirklees Duke of Edinburgh Award Trust and DASH were joint winners!
Kirklees Duke of Edinburgh Award Trust
Kirklees Duke of Edinburgh Award Trust has won the award for their outstanding work in providing young people with the opportunity to build skills and prepare for adult life.
DASH has won an award for providing relief and support to asylum seekers and refugees in Kirklees, empowering them to create positive lives. In offering this support, DASH aims to improve social cohesion in the wider community.
Presented and sponsored by Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL).
Rawthorpe & Dalton Library
The team at Rawthorpe & Dalton library and Information Centre have gone above and beyond to deliver a friendly and inclusive library service to meet the needs of the whole community. The library supports volunteer-led groups and a host of community events, ensuring that they are welcoming to all ages, genders and ethnicities.
Sponsored by Northern Gas Networks.
Kirklees Local TV
Kirklees Local TV won the Diverse Business award for celebrating local and regional successes, influencing new talent and helping to build more cohesive communities. Through their numerous projects they have seeked to inspire individuals and groups and to increase the social and economic outreach of communities.
Best Diversity Initiative
Sponsored by Kirklees College.
Kirklees Local TV: Windrush
Kirklees Local TV won the Best Diversity Initiative award for creating 'Windrush: The Years After, a Community Legacy on Film'. The film pays tribute to members of the African Caribbean community that migrated to Kirklees between 1948 and 1971.