11th Aug 2020
The High Sheriff of Northumberland’s Award has opened for a single application round this year. The award 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.
The Fund makes awards to organisations based in Northumberland 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 High Sheriff of Northumberland, Tom Fairfax said:
‘The High Sheriff of Northumberland’s Award scheme has always recognised organisations supporting young people in the community. Whilst these organisations and projects are varied, the one thing that they have in common is that they create the conditions which enable young people to fulfil their potential.’
Given the impact of Coronavirus on organisations across the region, the opening of the Fund is timely.
‘This year has provided us all with many challenges, but the need for these amazing projects and organisations is greater than ever before. Some of these awards will support organisations as they strive to deliver effect under these challenging circumstances whilst others will enable organisations to find new and innovative ways to support their beneficiaries in the face of today’s challenges.’
Groups applying for the award should be aware that there is just one application window this year. The deadline for applications is Friday 11 September. You can read more about the fund criteria and submit your application here.
Groups in Tyne & Wear can apply to the Tyne & Wear High Sheriff’s Award which is also open with a deadline of Sunday 18 October. You can read more about the fund here.