Youth Award gets a revamp

Guernsey Community Foundation Announces Revamped Youth Award

This year, more young people than ever before will have a chance to win a coveted Community Award.

Since 2011, the Youth Award has recognised and celebrated the achievements of individuals aged 11 to 25. Now, for the first time, groups of young people will be eligible for nomination.

Jim Roberts, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation, said:

“The Community Awards are all about cooperation and collaboration – about people working together to achieve great things – and so it made sense to allow groups of young people to be nominated for the Youth Award. ‘Groups’ can mean anything from two people up. Best friends, youth clubs, tutor groups — we’re not being prescriptive.

“And of course individuals can continue to be nominated, just like in previous years.”

The Youth Award recognises people who have made a positive difference to the community by caring for another person, volunteering, overcoming adversity, raising awareness of a particular issue, or organising an event that has improved Islanders’ quality of life.

The Foundation is pleased that Guernsey Electricity will be continuing its generous sponsorship of the Youth Award.

Chief executive of Guernsey Electricity, Alan Bates, said:

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Youth Award at the 2018 Community Awards once again this year. We are amazed, year on year, by the enthusiasm of our young islanders and their commitment to caring for others, volunteering and overcoming adversity.

“There are so many outstanding individuals on the Island that contribute and make a real difference to our local community, and it is so important that they are recognised and celebrated.

“If you know of someone or would like to nominate yourself, we strongly encourage you to complete a nomination form and join us at the prestigious awards.”

Nominations for the 2018 Community Awards open later this month. Further information will be announced in due course.

The Community Awards celebrate the local charities, organisations, groups, individuals and businesses who work tirelessly to raise money and embark on community projects for the benefit of others, across the Bailiwick and further afield.

Details about the event itself and all of last year’s winners can be found at

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