Our Previous Award Winners

The COSLA Excellence Awards are all about sharing projects that are changing lives, and helping others build on their successes.

We have information about hundreds of previous projects online, including videos about all our finalists, as well as other details to download.  We’re continuing to add new information all the time.

Find out more about our previous winners, and how to get in touch with them.  To see more, just choose a year from the list below,  or use the search box.

2017 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners

SERVICE INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT – West Dunbartonshire Council – Energising Employability through Employer Engagement

SERVICE INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT – West Dunbartonshire Council – Energising Employability through Employer Engagement

ACHIEVING BETTER OUTCOMES – Aberdeenshire Council – Library and Information Service within HMP and YOI Grampian

ACHIEVING BETTER OUTCOMES – Aberdeenshire Council – Library and Information Service within HMP and YOI Grampian

ACHIEVING BETTER OUTCOMES – Angus Council – Tattie Tastic

ACHIEVING BETTER OUTCOMES – Angus Council – Tattie Tastic

LOCAL MATTERS – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council & Shetland Islands Council – Our Islands Our Future

LOCAL MATTERS – Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council & Shetland Islands Council – Our Islands Our Future

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – Renfrewshire Council – Behind the Noise

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – Renfrewshire Council – Behind the Noise

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – Fife Council – Workforce Youth Investment

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – Fife Council – Workforce Youth Investment

STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES – Scottish Borders Council –  The Borders Railway

STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES – Scottish Borders Council – The Borders Railway

STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES – North Ayrshire Council – Maximising Resources by Diverting Bulky Waste for Reuse

STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES – North Ayrshire Council – Maximising Resources by Diverting Bulky Waste for Reuse

STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES – North Lanarkshire Council – Lanarkshire Community Bridges Project

STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES – North Lanarkshire Council – Lanarkshire Community Bridges Project

SERVICE INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT – Dumfries and Galloway – Council Measured Change

SERVICE INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT – Dumfries and Galloway – Council Measured Change

TACKLING INEQUALITIES AND IMPROVING HEALTH – Midlothian Council – The Big Bedtime Read

TACKLING INEQUALITIES AND IMPROVING HEALTH – Midlothian Council – The Big Bedtime Read

SERVICE INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT- East Lothian Council – East Lothian Hospitality and Tourism Academy

SERVICE INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT- East Lothian Council – East Lothian Hospitality and Tourism Academy

TACKLING INEQUALITIES AND IMPROVING HEALTH – The City of Edinburgh Council – Willow

TACKLING INEQUALITIES AND IMPROVING HEALTH – The City of Edinburgh Council – Willow

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – Argyll and Bute Council – Children and Families Service Redesign

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – Argyll and Bute Council – Children and Families Service Redesign

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT DELIVERING EXCELLENCE AWARD – Dundee City Council – The Crescent: Whitfield Life Services Centre

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT DELIVERING EXCELLENCE AWARD – Dundee City Council – The Crescent: Whitfield Life Services Centre

LOCAL MATTERS – West Dunbartonshire CHCP – Link Up West Dunbartonshire

LOCAL MATTERS – West Dunbartonshire CHCP – Link Up West Dunbartonshire

SOLACE BEST TEAM AWARD – East Renfrewshire Council – Quality On-Road Cycle Training

SOLACE BEST TEAM AWARD – East Renfrewshire Council – Quality On-Road Cycle Training

THE COSLA CHAIR’S AWARD – West Lothian Council – West Lothian LGBT Youth Forum and Glitter Cannons Project

2014 Award Winners

2012 Award Winners

SERVICE INNOVATION & IMPROVEMENT – North Ayrshire Council – Young People in the Criminal Justice System

SERVICE INNOVATION & IMPROVEMENT – North Ayrshire Council – Young People in the Criminal Justice System

SERVICE INNOVATION & IMPROVEMENT – South Ayrshire Council- Embracing the E Book Revolution

SERVICE INNOVATION & IMPROVEMENT – South Ayrshire Council- Embracing the E Book Revolution

STRONG & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES – Aberdeenshire Council- Community Asset Transfer

STRONG & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES – Aberdeenshire Council- Community Asset Transfer

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – Glasgow City Council – Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – Glasgow City Council – Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – Fife Council – Displaced Apprentices

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – Fife Council – Displaced Apprentices

ONE TO WATCH – North Lanarkshire Council- iGraffiti

ONE TO WATCH – North Lanarkshire Council- iGraffiti

ONE TO WATCH – Perth and Kinross Council – Change is a Must

ONE TO WATCH – Perth and Kinross Council – Change is a Must

TACKLING INEQUALITIES – Fife Constabulary – Fife Alcohol Diversion Scheme

TACKLING INEQUALITIES – Fife Constabulary – Fife Alcohol Diversion Scheme

SOLACE BEST TEAM – Midlothian Council – Newbattle Peak Performance Academies

SOLACE BEST TEAM – Midlothian Council – Newbattle Peak Performance Academies

SERVICE INNOVATION & IMPROVEMENT – City of Edinburgh Council – Edinburgh Parks: Making The Matrix Perform

SERVICE INNOVATION & IMPROVEMENT – City of Edinburgh Council – Edinburgh Parks: Making The Matrix Perform

ACHIEVING BETTER OUTCOMES – North Ayrshire Council – Homeless Prevention Service

ACHIEVING BETTER OUTCOMES – North Ayrshire Council – Homeless Prevention Service

TACKLING INEQUALITIES – Strathclyde Police & South Lanarkshire Council – Move the Goalposts

TACKLING INEQUALITIES – Strathclyde Police & South Lanarkshire Council – Move the Goalposts

STRONG & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES – Glasgow City Council – Credit Union Development Programme

STRONG & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES – Glasgow City Council – Credit Union Development Programme

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – South Lanarkshire Council – Eddlewood Training Academy

SECURING A WORKFORCE FOR THE FUTURE – South Lanarkshire Council – Eddlewood Training Academy

ONE TO WATCH – West Lothian Council – Citizen Led Inspection

ONE TO WATCH – West Lothian Council – Citizen Led Inspection

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT DELIVERING EXCELLENCE AWARD – Glasgow City, South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Councils- M74 Completion

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT DELIVERING EXCELLENCE AWARD – Glasgow City, South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Councils- M74 Completion

THE COSLA CHAIR’S AWARD – Glasgow City Council – Long Term Conditions & Macmillan project

THE COSLA CHAIR’S AWARD – Glasgow City Council – Long Term Conditions & Macmillan project

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