The fund makes awards in recognition of groups in the community who encourage useful and beneficial pursuits for young people, supporting them to be upstanding citizens and deterred from criminal activities, and/or to positively turn their lives around.
Who can apply?
Awards are made to voluntary and community groups and registered charities based and working in Northumberland. The project must focus its work with children and young people aged 10 to 25.
The application should explain what the organisation does to steer young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour and should also show how they are encouraged to be good citizens, either by volunteering, fundraising or engaging positively in their club and community. Awards also recognise work to support young people to overcome challenging lifestyles or turn their back on negative behaviour as a result of engaging with the group.