The Fusion Awards has honoured many community groups and charity workers but in 2015 the award went to a pioneering project.

The 2015 Community Cohesion Award was presented to a project which Commemorated the Jullundur Brigade. 


This innovative series of events and projects aimed to highlight the shared history of Indian soldiers (Hindu’s, Muslims and Sikhs) who fought and died alongside their British Army comrades during some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

It was organised by The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment in partnership with Lancashire County Council Heritage Learning Team. 

The project saw a multi-faith commemoration of the centenary of the first deployment of the Jullundur Brigade at the Indian Army Memorial in France, which was attended by more than 120 soldiers, 90 school children, 30 Army cadets and local religious leaders.

Send your nomination to or or post to: Newspaper House, High Street, Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 1HT. Please supply 400 words on why you your chosen organisation should be a finalist at this year's event.
You can nominate yourself or someone else. All entrants must be based in the North West of England with the closing date for all nominations March 31 2016.

Categories in 2016 include: Community Cohesion Award, Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Youth Leadership Award, Community Group of the Year, Public Service Award and Education Achievement Award.