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The Mowlem Award

About the Mowlem Award

Our Mowlem Award is an annual £20,000 grant given to organisations that can demonstrate they will make a real difference towards training or the promotion of health and safety in construction. Launched in 2015, the Mowlem Award furthers the work of the RI Beck Trust – a charity set up in 1983 by the construction company, Mowlem.

Introducing our 2020 Mowlem Award winner

EN:Able Communities will use the Mowlem Award grant money to deliver entry-level remote construction training to 121 young people and those wishing to change careers across Yorkshire and Humber – an area with high youth unemployment. The initiative aims to give these young people the recognised industry skills to gain a Construction Skills Certification scheme card, which will allow them to find work on construction sites.

In 2020, we received our highest number of Mowlem Award applications ever. With so many worthy causes to choose from, we gave ‘highly commended’ awards to 2 other organisations. A B&CE Charitable Trust first! These were won by Bounce Back and St Mungo’s – who both received smaller grants to help towards their proposals.

Previous Mowlem Award winners

In previous years, the Mowlem Award has been granted to a range of organisations of different sizes, in different locations, with different purposes. Read the case studies below to explore some of the fantastic causes the funding has helped.

EN:Able Communities – 2020 Mowlem Award winners

“The opportunity to support people into an industry like construction where there is defined need for talent is a fantastic one.” Simeon Perry, Head of Operations at EN:Able Communities

Award: Mowlem Award
Award date: 2020
Type: Employment and training charity
Location: Yorkshire and Humber

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Essex Youthbuild – 2019 Mowlem Award winners

“This £20,000 grant will mean we can help 100 young people gain a qualification to get into construction.” Jane Cosh, Chief Executive at Essex Youthbuild

Award: Mowlem Award
Award date: 2019
Type: Construction training charity
Location: Chelmsford, Essex

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Mates in Mind – 2018 Mowlem Award winners

“The Mowlem Award has helped us provide the support and resources we need to expand the reach of our work.” Joscelyne Shaw, Director of Strategy at Mates in Mind

Award: Mowlem Award
Award date: 2018
Type: Mental health charity
Location: National UK

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St-Eds – 2017 Mowlem Award winners

“The funding will help develop our training centre further – creating more classrooms, installing more computers, and buying other resources for our students.” Lorraine Bliss, Chief Executive at St-Eds

Award: Mowlem Award
Award date: 2017
Type: Employability charity
Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Women into Construction – 2016 Mowlem Award winners

“The Mowlem Award enabled us to offer essential qualifications to a cohort of women who then used them to progress into the industry.” Kath Moore, Managing Director at Women into Construction

Award: Mowlem Award
Award date: 2016
Type: Gender equality not-for-profit
Location: London and national

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Shekinah – 2015 Mowlem Award winners

“The funding will make a huge difference and will be used to help transform people’s lives.”
Soo Brizell-Hogg, Head of Employability at Shekinah

Award: Mowlem Award
Award date: 2015
Type: Vulnerable people support charity
Location: South West England

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