The National Diversity Awards

Welcome to the National Diversity Awards. The UK’s most prestigious diversity event celebrates the excellent achievements of grass-root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, providing them with recognition for their dedication and hard work.


Founded in 2012, the concept of the National Diversity Awards arose when Founder, Paul Sesay and his dedicated team identified an urgent need for more positive role models to be actively promoted, with the aim to empower and inspire the wide breadth of diverse communities across the UK.


If ever there was a time to celebrate and bring to the fore the truly staggering diversity of talent the UK has to offer, it is now. Diverse communities are the backbone of British society, and they often go unrecognised for their dedication to helping others.


Recognising over 1,000 shortlisted nominees, with 148 diversity champions and community groups taking away the NDA accolade, the National Diversity Awards has shone a light on the work of some of the UK’s most inspirational diversity champions.


As a result, our shortlisted nominees and award winners have received vital increased funding, fundamental collaborations and wider recognition for crucial services.


The 2024 ceremony will continue to recognise unsung heroes, community organisations that are doing phenomenal work to enhance the lives of millions from the breadth of Great Britain.

NDA24 Nomination Process



✔️ Nominations Opened
13th March 2024


Nominations Close
15th May 2024


Judges Meetings
29th May - 19th June 2024


Shortlist Announcement
1st July 2024


Winners Announcement
4th October 2024 @ Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral


Nominations are now open for the 2024 National Diversity Awards