Panathlon has been shortlisted for a newly-created ‘Sport for Social Change’ prize at the prestigious British Sport Awards on December 6 in London.

The awards are organised by the Sports Journalists’ Association and for the first time feature the ‘Sport for Social Change’ award, supported by Oaks and created in conjunction with ConnectSport and the Sport for Development Coalition.

The award aims to highlight the work of organisations across the UK which are using sport and/or physical activity to create a positive impact on local communities and individuals in need.

Panathlon has been selected by a panel of judges on a shortlist of six projects based on criteria which included impact, reach, sustainability and innovation.

The other shortlisted organisations are Greenhouse Sports; Sporting Memories; Fit, Fed and Read (Herts Sports Partnership); Tackling the Blues (Everton in the Community) and The Wave Project.

The six shortlisted nominees have been invited to attend the event, which takes place at The Pavilion at The Tower of London on Thursday 6 December.

The winner will receive a business support package from Oaks, the official sponsor of the Sport for Social Change award.