The High Sheriff Youth Awards Scheme, managed by County Durham Community Foundation, makes annual awards in recognition of groups in the community who encourage useful and beneficial pursuits for local young people.

The scheme is supported by Sir James Knott Trust, Durham Constabulary and the current High Sheriff, Mr Peter Candler of Durham.

In 2020 the awards will focus on youth groups who work on two particular themes:

  • Supporting young people affected by mental health issues and/or young offenders to help turn their lives around
  • Supporting young people to be upstanding citizens and /or deterred from criminal activities

Award Amount: up to £2,500

Closing Date: Sunday, 19th January