Swindon Levelling Up Champions Nominated By Robert Buckland MP For Award

By Jamie Hill - 30 April 2021

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Organisations playing a leading role in levelling up the South Swindon Constituency have been nominated by Robert Buckland MP for an award backed by Britain’s leading businesses

The Levelling Up Goals Awards recognise those people and organisations that are committed to boosting opportunity and helping to level up the UK in the wake of COVID-19.

MPs throughout the UK nominated organisations from their constituencies for the 14 different award categories which are focused on equality of opportunity at key life stages. Local nominees included The Dorcan Academy, Westlea Primary School, local charities Inner Flame and SMASH, Swindon Housing Company, Excalibur Communications and SP Computers nominated by Robert Buckland MP.

The Awards have cross-party backing from Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP and Dame Margaret Hodge MP amongst others. The Levelling Up Goals Awards are Co-Chaired by former Minister for Public Health and Loneliness Champion Seema Kennedy OBE and Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington.

The categories are based around the ‘Levelling Up Goals’ launched earlier this year including Successful School Years, Health and Wellbeing and Closing the Digital Divide.

Seema Kennedy OBE said: “A huge congratulations to those nominated for these awards who  have already shown that they are playing a key role in helping their communities level up. The 2021 Levelling Up Goals Awards celebrate the great work going on in communities across the UK and the message of these awards is simple; Our country can recover from covid-19, and it can also be a fairer country than before.

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland said: “Here in Swindon, we have some brilliant local organisations who have worked extremely hard throughout the pandemic, often in extremely difficult circumstances, going above and beyond to support service users and the local community. It was extremely hard to choose who to nominate.”

The Levelling Up Goals Awards are sponsored by the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility, which supports organisations across the UK that work with young people to achieve their potential.

Entrepreneur and President of the Levelling Up Awards David Harrison said “MP’s can play a big role in helping to level up the UK. It is fantastic to see Robert Buckland MP getting involve in the awards and taking the time to recognise the great work going on locally to help boost social mobility and level up their communities.”

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