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Leader Awards and Leader Award Grants

Celebrate staff and volunteers who go ‘the extra mile’ to support young people at your organisation!

Jack Petchey Foundation Leader Awards recognise the incredible commitment of adults who go above and beyond at the schools and youth organisations they support and who exemplify dedication to support young people. The awards give young people the chance to say ‘thank you’ to these incredible adults!

How to nominate someone for a Leader Award

Ask your young people to get involved in selecting a member of staff or volunteer at their school or organisation who has inspired and supported them and then complete a short form telling us the reasons this person is deserving of recognition. Much like the Achievement Awards, Leaders are invited to one of our fun ceremonies to celebrate their hard work and to receive their certificate and medallion in front of their loved ones!

Take a look here at some of the incredibly inspiring people that have nominated for Leader Awards .

What happens once you’ve nominated your Leader?

After you have nominated your Leader, and we have approved your nomination, talk to them and members of your school/youth organisation about how they might choose to spend a grant of up to £1000 to benefit young people at your organisation.

Once they have come up with an idea, you’ll need to tell us about it in a short application form and wait for us to assess your application. We normally take around 8 weeks to confirm whether a Leader Award Grant application is successful.

What can we spend a Leader Award Grant on?

Schools and organisations can use the grant for something special that they would not usually have the funds for. This could be specialist equipment for a sports team or a fun trip out for the whole class! Think about activities, projects and items that you know would benefit young people most.

Take a look here at some examples of how other organisations have used their Leader Award Grants 

Sounds great. What else do we need to know?

In order to apply for a Leader Award Grant you must have applied for and received a Leader Award within the past 6 months.

You must apply for your Leader Award Grant within 6 months of your Leader Award.

The person you are nominating must be aged 18+ and must have been working with, or volunteering at, your organisation for at least 12 months.

You must already be participating in the Achievement Award Scheme to apply for Leader Awards and Leader Award Grants.

Ready to Apply?

If you’re a Jack Petchey Coordinator and would like more information, or wish to apply for a Leader Award, visit the Community Area to start your application today!

If you know of a group/school that is not running the scheme and could benefit, please forward this flyer to them.


Read all our FAQs here.


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