The Catherine Capaldi Awards

The Catherine Capaldi Awards have now closed for applications. The winners will be announced (via Zoom) on Tuesday 30 March 2021. If you would like to attend this online event, please contact

The Awards will be given to an individual or group of disabled people who have come up with solutions to address a particular problem or issue, to break down barriers or improve access and inclusion for disabled people.

We know so much in the  world has been on pause due to Coronavirus, but now is a good opportunity to use the extra time staying at home has forced on us to come up with ideas that improve access and inclusion for disabled people. This year we have all experienced barriers and restrictions that are out of our control – the Catherine Capaldi Awards are a chance for disabled people to imagine ways of getting rid of the barriers that they have to live with every single year.

Catherine Capaldi was a young disabled person who made a difference.  She campaigned for inclusion and fought hard to raise awareness of the issues affecting disabled people.  The Catherine Capaldi Awards have been created to celebrate Catherine’s life and vision, and to support the participation and leadership of disabled people in addressing the problems which affect their lives.

How to enter:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes thoroughly.
  2. Prepare your answers to the questions in Word, using the attached document, The Questions.
  3. Once you are ready, click on the link and fill in the form.  The form cannot be saved halfway through, so you will need to complete it in one go.

In partnership with the Access and Inclusion Team at Arup, we will be running workshops in 2021 to support people with their applications.  To attend a workshop or for more information, please contact: or call him on 07917 193 697.

Please note – this is the first year of the awards, and we recognise that not all of our access measures may be in place – if you need any support to access any of this information, or have any feedback, please contact or call him on 07917 193 697.

The awards close for applications on Sunday 28 February 2021, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 30 March 2021