Are you a youth organisation based in Northumberland?

The High Sheriff of Northumberland Fund at the Community Foundation is encouraging organisations working with young people in Northumberland to nominate their project for a High Sheriff Award.

The Fund makes awards to recognise and reward local organisations, big and small, which support children and young people in a safe and secure environment to develop confidence, build skills, find fun and friendship, and learn how to be a part of community life.

The awards scheme complements the work of the High Sheriff, an unpaid voluntary role appointed by HM The Queen, which today concentrates on upholding and supporting the judiciary, police and law enforcement agencies, emergency services, local authorities and all recognised church and faith groups as well as supporting and encouraging the voluntary sector. The role itself is over 1000 years old from the days when the High Sheriff was responsible for all law and order in the County. It is the oldest secular appointment in the country.

The Fund makes awards of £500 to £750 to youth organisations in the Northumberland. All award winners are invited to a celebration event in March 2018 where further awards are announced to reward young people and volunteers as champions in our community.

For more information about how to nominate your organisation for an award visit

Posted on 03/08/2017 @ 5:02 pm
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