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Jack Petchey’s Community Awards

We exist to inspire young people to achieve, and are big believers in acknowledging and praising efforts and acts of kindness. In this difficult time, this is no exception.

*please note we are currently no longer accepting Community Awards nominations*

We’ve decided to run the Jack Petchey’s Community Awards programme to give the young people helping those less fortunate than themselves in this time a well-deserved ‘thank you’.

You must be 18 to nominate a young person or group, and the nominee(s) must be aged between 11 and 25, and be from London or Essex.

You can nominate an individual or group for all different kinds of wonderful reasons, as long as they comply with the government guidelines. There are some ideas at the bottom of this page!

We will have five individual winners a week, who will get £50 to spend on whatever they like and a letter from Sir Jack Petchey CBE.

Group Community Awards are now up for grabs! We will have one winning group per week, and they will receive £200 to spend on their group, or to donate to a youth charity of their choice.

How to nominate someone

Remember, you must be 18 to nominate a young person or group of young people, and the nominee(s) must be between 11 and 25 and live in London or Essex.

To nominate an individual or group going the extra mile in a community you know, fill out the form below:

Sorry. This form is no longer available.

What can I nominate someone for?

We want you to nominate someone that has impressed you, and made a difference to your life or the people you know through an act of kindness. Some of our ideas for this include:

-Befriending lonely or isolated people on the phone, including the elderly

-Signing up to the NHS volunteer scheme 

-A key worker/have a parent that is a key worker and they are supporting them

-Delivering groceries to isolated/elderly neighbours

-Providing emotional support to someone suffering with anxiety in this difficult time

There are lots more tasks young people are doing, use your imagination!



Jack Petchey’s Community Awards Criteria:

See below the criteria by which we decide the winners of the programme.

The nomination for an individual/group of young people may be successful if:

  • They are performing a selfless act to help the community
  • They are doing something that benefits the community/an individual in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis
  • They’re actions have assisted in filling a gap in other services that will make a difference to the community/an individual in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis
  • All actions referenced in the nomination above are in accordance with the current government guidelines regarding social distancing

Got a question?

If you’re unsure about anything to do with Jack Petchey’s Community Awards, please email or call 020 8477 1484.

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