Young Citizen Award

Do you know a young person aged 19 or under, who has helped either their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or a local organisation in the last 12 months?

The High Sheriff of Lancashire would like to hear from you! Register your nomination for The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen Award 2024. The winner will receive £500 with two runner-up prizes of £100 each.

A message from the High Sheriff of Lancashire

One of the highlights of my year as High Sheriff has been travelling around the County of Lancashire to see some amazing projects being carried out on a voluntary basis, many by young people. Young people today are growing up in a complex and troubled world which makes this work even more important. I have seen the great work being done by our police and fire cadets supported by adult volunteers. As well as our “blue light” volunteers I have seen an incredibly broad range of excellent projects. Our communities are defined by how we help each other in times of need, and Lancashire’s young people are certainly leading the way.

The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen Awards sets out to reward outstanding individuals and indeed to encourage others to follow suit. It is my privilege to launch the 2024 Awards.

Do you know a young person or group of young people under the age of 19 who have made a real difference to the lives of others? If so, please let us have your nominations by 31st January 2024, at the latest. The winners and the runners up will be selected by a panel of judges (chaired by the High Sheriff) and comprising representatives from LANPAC, the Lancashire Constabulary, the University of Central Lancashire, and Rodney Swarbrick CBE DL a former High Sheriff who initiated this awards scheme.

All finalists will be invited to attend a presentation at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters in March 2024 when the winner will receive £500 together with a specially commissioned trophy and certificate from the High Sheriff. There will also be two runners up who will each receive £100 and a certificate.

The scheme is administered by the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC) on behalf of the High Sheriff and any further information may be obtained from a member of the LANPAC team.

I am really looking forward to reading the nominations and the stories about how young people in Lancashire are taking responsibility for the welfare of others and proving themselves worthy of recognition.

With best wishes,

David Taylor CBE DL

High Sheriff of Lancashire