Community Organisation Award for Multi-Strand –
Salaam Peace is a community engagement programme that uses sport, media and education to bring together people from diverse backgrounds. Their portfolio of programmes take place in Waltham Forest, Hackney and Haringey, engaging children from age 3 to adults in their 60s. They use sport to tackle sociocultural issues including low levels of mental and physical wellbeing, knife/gun crime, religious hatred/radicalisation, offender rehabilitation and assimilation, engagement of marginalised groups including BAME, NEET and refugees, and volunteering, training and employment. They also deliver projects including school and college based programmes, disability sports sessions and walking projects. This incredible charity support 250 core participants per week. Their work has been recognised locally, nationally and internationally, resulting in the organisation winning a number of awards including the Hackney Mayors and European Peace Innovation award.