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Freegle and Freegle volunteers have been nominated and have won a few awards over the years. If your group does get nominated or win an award, please add it to this page to help inspire others.

National Awards


Pea Awards 2012

Climate Week 2012

Highly Commended in the 2012 National Recycling Awards, Waste Minimisation category

Finalist in the 2012 Scottish Green Awards, Best Green Community initiative [1]

Cat Fletcher was included on the Independent on Sunday 2012 Happy List, for recycling and Freegle [2]


National eWell-Being award 2010

Sustain IT Awards June 2010


Green Web Award 2009 - Online campaigns section

Local Awards


Sheffield Transition Awards 2012 - Reuse/Recycling category winner.

[3] Cat Fletcher: Finalist in the 2012 Brighton Argus Achievement Awards - Green Person of the Year category

GreenCycleSussex (Brighton): Finalist in the 2012 Brighton Community and Voluntary Sector Star Awards, for Small Group - Big Achiever category.

Cat Fletcher, Finalist in the Brighton Community and Voluntary Sector Star Awards 2012 for Best CVSF Rep category.

Bexhill Achiever Awards October 2012 - Environment Award won by Bexhill Freegle.

Birmingham Council Recycling Awards 2012 - Birmingham Freegle were Highly Commended for the Waste Reduction – Home category.


Stevenage Freegle won the Green Apple Award for an individual making a sustainable difference to their local environment. Photo:


Stevenage Borough Council 'Pride of Stevenage' Awards, 2011 - awarded to Stevenage Freegle.

Eastbourne Achievers Awards May 2010 - Environment Award won by Eastbourne Freegle.

Edinburgh Council's 'Inspiring Volunteering' awards 2010 - Edward was nominated and won.

Sussex Eco Awards 2010 - Sussex Volunteer of the Year - Cat's reward for all the hard work she does.

Sheffield Telegraph Environment Awards 2010 - awarded to Sheffield Freegle in the Recycling category.


Eco Warrior - Pride of Bracknell award 2009 - awarded to Russ Bryant for his work in Bracknell.

Apply Yourself!

Have a look at your local council website to see if they run any community award schemes. Don't be shy about applying - your group is doing a great community service!

For other possible awards, have a look at this website - - that gives a good list of environmental award opportunities.

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