Keep Britain Tidy Neighbourhood Award

What is the Keep Britain Tidy Neighbourhood Award?

The Keep Britain Tidy Neighbourhood Award recognises and promotes the very best social housing providers. It is a nationally-recognised quality mark that tells communities, businesses and stakeholders that you are one of the very best in the sector.

Social housing providers who display the award will be recognised, as being among the cleanest, safest and greenest. It is a guarantee to your customers and partners that you are committed to providing the very highest levels of service and are dedicated to maintaining standards through innovation and good practice.

Photo: Riverside Housing (Palacefield Estate)

Why should I apply for the award?

Achieving a Keep Britain Tidy Neighbourhood Award demonstrates your organisation is committed to offering the very highest levels of service. It is a public mark of quality – to residents stakeholders and partners.

This stamp of quality not only builds your organisation’s credibility, it increases public awareness and enhances your image.

  • Achieve recognition for striving to improving residents quality of life
  • Build credibility and opportunities for increasing funding
  • Review your current practices against a recognised benchmark and identify areas for improvement
  • Independent report on your achievements managing neighbourhoods
  • Help your engage with hard to reach groups
  • One year complimentary membership to the Keep Britain Tidy Network
  • Two free places at the annual Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards


About the award

The Neighbourhood Award was first introduced in 2007 after Keep Britain Tidy piloted a scheme to assist housing providers achieve a nationally-recognised standard

With the help of other organisations, including TPAS, Audit Commission, Housing Corporation and social housing providers, the initiative was developed and improved to ensure it offered a robust and thorough assessment judged against appropriate high standards.

Today, with significant changes in both government and social housing, the award has been adapted and refined to reflect the sector. Utilising the experience and expertise of social housing providers and the National Housing Federation, we have continued to develop the Award to ensure it remains current and effective.

By setting an industry benchmark, our aim is to drive improvements and to be able to shine a light on those organisations that are delivering the highest levels of quality. Our awards illuminate innovation, share good practice and drive standards in the sector.

Photo: Sandwell Council (New Henry St)


Find out more about the award by downloading our information leaflet

Download the registration form