Community Commitment Award


The Community Commitment Award, introduced in 2017, recognises the contribution of an individual, group, business or organisation to a charity or community project, by promoting social action, community involvement, volunteering or fundraising.

“I was delighted to win the ASB Community Commitment Award in 2018, for my work founding the Menopause Café charity.  The application form was thought-provoking and I found it useful to consider the points raised and gather the data required.  I enjoyed the interview very much, a chance to talk about why I believe we need to start conversations about menopause, and to meet two knowledgeable interviewers and businesspeople.  The award ceremony itself was friendly and relaxed, with delicious food and a great atmosphere – I was pleased to meet up with many other ASB members and their guests and to get networking.  The icing on the cake was to actually win the Community Commitment Award. We proudly display the ASB Award logo on the Rowan Consultancy website and it was useful for PR purposes both for Rowan Consultancy and for Menopause Café.  I would encourage any businesswoman to look at the ASB award application forms and consider filling one in, who knows where it will lead you?”

Rachel Weiss, Senior Partner, Rowan Consultancy : Winner of the ASB Community Commitment Award 2018




This award is open to individuals, groups, businesses and organisations operating in Scotland.

Whilst the Award may be made to a group, business or an organisation, a woman must be the driving force behind the project or activity.

If you won the Community Commitment Award last year then you are not eligible to enter the category this year.

Entry is free for affiliate members and ASB direct members, and costs £50 per entry for non-members.

Application process

The application should be submitted via the ASB website (see Awards Home Page for full application process).

Applications MUST be accompanied by two endorsements/references (i.e. testimonial statement or letter)‚Äč.

Applications MUST include a photo of the applicant, suitable for use in the event the applicant is shortlisted as a finalist. 

Upload files must not exceed 1MB

Criteria assessed (500 words max per criterion.)

  • The objectives of the project or activity
  • Details of the strategy to achieve the objectives and the time period over which the project or activity was deployed
  • Evidence of how the objectives have been met
  • Evidence of excellence in management, such as planning, execution, identifying a unique need, commitment or innovation
  • Evidence of the business impact and benefits to the project, charity or community
  • Details of any barriers that had to be overcome in working with the charity or on the project or activity

Make Your Application

  • Please read the Awards Application Guide in full before starting your application.
  • Open date for entries is 9am on Tuesday 30th April, 2019
  • Closing date for entries is Midnight on Sunday 30th June
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants are requested to upload a photo (individual or team) appropriate to the award applied for. This will only be used if selected as a finalist.
  • The shortlisted finalists will be asked to attend an interview with the judging panel, in Haymarket, Edinburgh, during the w/c Monday 22nd July, 2019.
  • Finalists are required to attend the Awards Dinner on Saturday 14th September, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh.
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Online Awards Applications are closed.