The High Sheriff of Tyne & Wear Awards Scheme rewards youth organisations that encourage and provide positive pursuits for young people, providing them with role models and helping them to develop into upstanding citizens. To achieve this, the Fund makes awards to community youth projects and other similar not-for-profit organisations that engage young people aged 10 to 25 in constructive and developmental activities that encourage their personal development and deter them from anti-social activities. The Fund also acknowledges the work of volunteers and encourages the development of young volunteers.
Award winners are encouraged to attend a presentation event in March to celebrate the work of young people in Tyne & Wear.
Awards are made to voluntary and community groups and registered charities based and working in Tyne & Wear. The project must focus its work with children and young people aged 10 to 25 years old.
The application should explain what the organisation does to steer young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour and should also demonstrate how the young people are encouraged to be good citizens, either by volunteering, fundraising or engaging positively in their club and community. It also recognises work to support young people overcome personal challenging lifestyles or turn their back on negative behaviour as a result of engaging with the group.
A Microsoft Word application form can be downloaded via the "apply offline" button above.
Please include a copy of your child protection policy, governing document, latest annual financial statement, and the groups bank statement with the completed application form, before submitting it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful applicants will be invited to an award ceremony in March 2020.