Nominations open for the High Sheriff Youth Awards 2019

The High Sheriff Youth Awards Scheme 2019, which awards voluntary and community groups that benefit local young people, is now open for nominations.

In 2019 the awards will focus on youth groups who work on two particular themes:

  • Youth groups who have shown resilience and the ability to innovate in the face of change e.g. cuts to funding.
  • Youth groups who have been effective in supporting young offenders into and sticking with employment or training.

The scheme is supported by the Sir James Knott Trust, Durham Constabulary, the office of the Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, County Durham Community Foundation and the current High Sheriff, Mr Stephen Cronin, who serves for one year from April 2018.

Groups can receive up to £2,500 and to find out more and to apply for a grant, visit

The awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at Durham Town Hall and groups who are nominated MUST be available to attend.

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 20th January 2019.