Makes annual 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.
Awards are made to voluntary and community groups and registered charities based and working in Tyne & Wear. The project must focus its work with children and young people aged 10 to 25 years old.
The application should explain what the organisation does to steer young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour and should also demonstrate how the young people are encouraged to be good citizens, either by volunteering, fundraising or engaging positively in their club and community. It also recognises work to support young people overcome personal challenging lifestyles or turn their back on negative behaviour as a result of engaging with the group.
Standard awards start at £500 and successful applicants will be invited to an award ceremony in March 2019.
Deadline: 9am on 2 November 2018