Beyond Sport holds various awards schemes throughout the year specific to issue, geography and event. The Global Awards are Beyond Sport's flagship reward scheme. Each year, the Official Shortlist is selected through an in-depth judging process made up of experts in the field. The Shortlisted initiatives are invited to the annual Beyond Sport Summit and Awards.
The Winners of all the Beyond Sport Global Awards receive global recognition, a package of substantial business and strategic support, and exclusive access to partnership and media opportunities. The Winners of the Community Awards also receive funding* alongside the official Beyond Sport Business Support Package, with tham aim of enabling them to move forward and become fully sustainable in the future.
Previous Business Support Package Partners have included PwC, Accenture, Euro RSCG, ConnorSportCourt International, InFocus, GivenGain, Commonwealth Games Canada and EY, all who have supported our award winners with organisational development support.
*Subject to approval of the Beyond Sport Foundation Trustees
All entries to the Beyond Sport Awards go through a detailed judging process. This starts with a review of all entered projects by our Advisory Panel, a group of experts from the sport and social development sectors, who are responsible for selecting the shortlist in each category. From the Official Shortlist, the winners are then voted for by representatives from our Advisory Panel, Beyond Sport, our Ambassadors and the Beyond Sport Foundation Trustees. The judging process is fully audited by an independent assessor throughout to ensure total transparency.
Since 2009, Beyond Sport has received over 1,700 entries reaching 135 countries. Click here to see who has entered the Beyond Sport Awards over the years and search through our global network of inspiring projects from across the world.