BAFM is proud to announce the launch of the 2023 Friends of the Year Award. This award follows on from last year’s BAFM Impact Award, with slight differences. The criteria have been altered so that longer term projects can be included in the application, rather than focussing exclusively on the previous twelve months. However, the aim of the award remains similar; to recognise excellence amongst our member groups as they continue to support the development of the arts and heritage throughout the UK. This year, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of BAFM but our aims remain the same; to support groups throughout the country as they celebrate the rich heritage of Britain. I would encourage all members to consider making an application, the closing date for which is 1 July 2023

Next step,
Carefully read the comprehensive guidance notes which are available on the BAFM website alongside this announcement.

Consider Contacting your Regional Coordinator or the Vice Chair for advice

Gather the application together as described in the guidelines

Send your completed application form, letter of support and supporting evidence to:

BAFM Awards Team
Initially to for shortlisting

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 31st July

Winners will be notified 31st August

Download documents here:
Friends of the Year Award 2023 – Guidance Notes (pdf)
Friends of the Year Award 2023 – Application form (docx)
Friends of the Year Award 2023 – Application form (pdf)