‘The John Barker Trophy’ – Recognising Community Building Volunteers

For many years Lincolnshire community building committees were able to call upon the technical expertise of John Barker on building related matters.  To celebrate this, and recognise the work of those volunteers who give their time and effort to manage and maintain community buildings, Community Lincs hold this trophy competition each year.


Community buildings provide a hub for rural communities, they are available on a daily basis for activities for social, recreational and cultural activities.   We use the term community building to describe a building managed by volunteers for the benefit of their local community.  They have different titles for example Village Hall, Memorial Hall, Church Hall, WI Hut, Town Hall, Youth Club, Parish Hall and Community Centre.


We would like to invite your committee to nominate one or more persons who volunteer their time to the 2017 competition under the following categories:

  • Active Long Service Award – to celebrate the hard work and commitment someone has shown over 10 years and made a difference.
  • Inspirational Leadership Award – bringing the committee together, ensuring that the organisation is well managed and introducing new and exciting ideas for the development of the building.
  • Unsung Hero – behind the scenes work, such as regular maintenance, bookings, key holders, etc.
  • Building Project Award – someone who has shown exceptional commitment and contribution to a new build or improvement project.


The winner of each category will receive their trophy at our Lincolnshire Village and Community Halls conference on Saturday 7th October 2017 at Digby War Memorial Hall, so if you do nominate – keep that date free!


Please complete the online form in support of your Committee’s nomination no later than 5pm on Friday 28th July 2017.


For more information, please contact Samantha Smith on 01529 301960 or email samantha.smith@communitylincs.com.