The Guernsey Community Foundation has joined forces with the Youth Commission to introduce a new Youth Award to this year’s Community Awards line-up, in partnership with Guernsey Electricity.
Since 2007, the Youth Commission has successfully hosted the Bailiwick of Guernsey Young People Awards, Celebration of Achievement Evening to acknowledge the dedication, commitment and talent of local young people in our community.
It is now felt that the Guernsey Community Foundation’s Community Awards are the ideal showcase for a Youth Award, celebrating the achievements of young people as part of a wider celebration of Guernsey’s Voluntary Sector.
Roddy Winser, Chief Executive of the Youth Commission, is confident that the move to integrate the two is the right one.
‘I am extremely pleased with this development which will recognise young people in a much broader community context as part of this established and prestigious event,’ he said. ‘We will, of course, continue to showcase the talents of young people in other ways’.
Dave Chilton, Chief Executive of the Guernsey Community Foundation added:
‘There was an identifiable gap in the Community Awards line-up last year so we were delighted to be approached by the Youth Commission and are pleased to be incorporating the Youth Award from the former Young People Awards. We look forward to receiving nominations for Guernsey’s outstanding young people closer to the time’.
The new Youth Award is kindly sponsored by Guernsey Electricity who supported the Bailiwick of Guernsey Young People Awards, Celebration of Achievement Evening since its inauguration.
The Community Awards are taking place on Thursday 6 November, 5pm-7.30pm at St James. Information about the awards criteria and how to nominate for each award category will be released closer to the time.