Go Givers Programme: Children and Young People Now Awards 2017 Finalist

Published: 24 November 2017

The BFIS and Programmes Team were shortlisted as a finalist in  The Youth Volunteering and Social Action category at the prestigious “Children and Young Peoples Now Awards 2017”,  for the “Go-Givers Make a Difference Challenge” working with Buckinghamshire Schools in partnership with the Citizenship Foundation.

Tahir Aziz, Programmes Officer, attended the awards event which took place on Wednesday 22 November 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in Central London with over 400 people from different Local Authorities and organisations across the country. 

This award is for the initiatives that have enabled children or young people to make a difference in their communities or to their peers through volunteering, social action or campaigning. Nominees were:

  • 42nd Street - 42nd Street Social Action Programme
  • Buckinghamshire County Council/BFIS and Programmes Team - Go-Givers ‘Make a Difference Challenge'
  • Chichester District Council - Ideas Into Action
  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council - Rotherham Young Inspectors (winners)
  • URPotential - Out n About LGB&T Youth Group
  • YMCA DownsLink Group - Right Her

We did not win the overall award in our category, however it was a massive achievement for our team and for Buckinghamshire County Council to be recognised at such a grand event. 

Buckinghamshire County Council's BFIS and Programmes Team was short listed from 500 entries and we are very proud of this achievement.

CYP Awards - Rewarding innovation and excellence

The Children and Young People Now Awards have become the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. They provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who strive day in, day out, to improve the lives of others. They offer an opportunity to raise the profile of projects and initiatives to funders and the general public.

They present a tremendous showcase of learning and best practice from across the country that can be an inspiration to all. The awards recognise initiatives from the public, private and voluntary sector that work with children and young people from birth to adolescence as well as their families.

Congratulations to all our 2017 winners and high commendations, who were announced at this year’s ceremony on 22 November at The Royal Lancaster, London. You are a shining example of the tremendous dedication and innovation that exists across the children’s sector.