Young Citizen Award 2016
Young people these days tend to get a bad press because, as so often happens, the majority are let down by the actions of a relative few. I am looking to celebrate young people’s achievements, and acknowledge their valuable and often unrecognized contribution to the communities in which they live or work. Are you aware of a young person or group of young people, ideally aged 21 or under, who has helped their local neighborhood, an individual, a family member or a local organisation? If so, I would like you to nominate them for the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year Award 2016.
I am especially keen to hear about initiatives that help make local communities safer and better places to live, those which help to regenerate deprived areas or those which help people to build confidence and unlock their true potential. Tell me about the results and impact their actions have had – and what difference they have made to a particular person, group or the community as a whole. Winners and runners up will be selected by me and a panel of judges which will include representatives from the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC), Lancashire Constabulary, BAE Systems and Rodney Swarbrick CBE DL, a former High Sheriff who initiated this awards scheme.
The winner will receive £500 towards a project or charity or their choice and a Young Citizen trophy.
2 runners up will each receive £100 plus a certificate signed by the High Sheriff and the Chief Constable.
Finalists will be invited to attend a presentation in March 2016 at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters, Hutton, Preston. The closing date for nominations is 31st January 2016. Please fill in the application form online.
For further information or guidance please contact Al Yusuf on 01772 412796.
Mrs Amanda Parker, High Sheriff of Lancashire 2015-2016