Tilbury charity, One Community Development Trust, wins
prestigious Transforming Lives Award

• Tilbury’s, One Community Development Trust, wins Transforming Lives
Award at the Locality Awards ‘22 Ceremony in Sheffield.

• The trust not only deliver essential frontline services but aim to provide their
community with a sense of togetherness and aspiration.

• Prize winners received a trophy and £1,000 cash prize to invest into their

• The Locality Awards ’22 Ceremony took place during Locality Convention’ 22
– the biggest community sector event of the year.

On 9 November the Locality Awards ‘22 Ceremony took place at Sheffield City Hall.
The Locality Awards recognise and celebrate the impact and innovation shown by
local community organisations and charities across the country.

The Locality awards are part of Locality Convention, the biggest annual community
sector event. Delegates at Locality ’22 were treated to a keynote speech from Lisa
Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
The event covered key topics facing the community sector, ranging from levelling up
to the impact of the cost of living on essential services such as foodbanks, mental
health services and warm spaces.

The Transforming Lives Award celebrates a community organisation whose support
has had a significant impact on changing local people’s lives.

One Community Development Trust, based in Tilbury, Essex, was born out of the
recession in 2008, as a means to meet the needs of local residents. One Community
deliver a range of employment programmes, money advice, and much more. Their
broadening horizons project has enabled local people and families to visit places,
sites and events outside of Tilbury, building their confidence and improving

As well as receiving a trophy in recognition of their work, Moat House Community
Trust has also been awarded £1,000 to invest in their community

Yewande Kannike, CEO of One Community Development Trust said:

“All the years I’ve been coming to locality, I would listen to other people winning the
awards and think – could it ever be us? A small, locally based organisation? Today
it’s our turn. We’re delighted. It’s going to increase morale among our staff, our
volunteers and mean a lot to Tilbury. It will be such a wonderful thing for the local
people, for me to come back and say we won”.

Tony Armstrong, Chief Executive of Locality said:

“Congratulations to One Community Development Trust for winning the
Transforming Lives Award. At Locality, we passionately believe in the power of
community to transform lives and create a fairer world. Local community
organisations like One Community are the very embodiment of this vision. These
organisations have shown incredible leadership, energy, and creativity, stepping up
in what have been extraordinarily challenging times.”

One Community Development Trust was joined by 4 other award winners, each
making an incredible difference to the lives of people in their communities across

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Lewis Garland, Content and Media Officer at Locality,
lewis.garland@locality.org.uk, 07717367782