Community Initiative Award for HS4LC!

We did it again! HS4LC are so proud to announce we’ve been awarded our third Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award!

The Duke of York’s Community Initiative (DOYCI) is a Royal Award presented to community projects based in Yorkshire. In order to qualify for the Award, programmes and organisations should:

  • need to be owned, developed and led by the people they serve.

  • should be of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others.

HRH The Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award is granted annually to a small number of local organisations that having been subjected to rigorous and robust scrutiny are deemed to be: “of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others.”

The Initiative, which was founded by His Royal Highness The Duke of York in 1998, focusses on encouraging and rewarding innovative and inspirational community projects in Yorkshire and the Humber.

“Some years ago I visited a housing estate in York, and saw what a real difference could be achieved by the community working together, identifying their own needs, and deciding for themselves the actions needed to find the answers to such needs. Today the Community Initiative which bears my name is a great success story throughout the whole of Yorkshire with over 200 first class community schemes having received my Award. They have been encouraged informally to act as mentors and examples of best practice to other communities, spreading far and wide the message that often the remedy for short comings can be generated at community level” HRH The Duke of York

Yes that’s right…this is the third time that HS4LC have received an award by the DOYCI. We’re proud to be recognised for providing a valuable service to our local community. We won the award for the HS4LC day services and the service we offer to all our clients from the Harrogate area.

The Awards Ceremony took place at Sheffield Cathedral on the 24th of April, with HRH The Duke of York presenting our award. Our CEO, Hadyn Moorby-Davies accepted the award for HS4LC.


“HS4LC are a registered charity and provide a thriving accredited adult education centre and community hub for around 100 people with learning disabilities in the Harrogate area. We have two residential properties in Harrogate both of which have 13 beds and are home to adults with various learning support needs.”