Tonight (6 July 2023) sees this year’s Young Ealing Foundation Awards taking place.
The awards, which celebrates and recognises young people in Ealing and those who support them, is being held at the historic and much loved Ealing Town Hall
The second Young Ealing Foundation Awards brings the Ealing community together to recognise and celebrate the borough’s young people and those who support them and is organised by Young Ealing Foundation (YEF).
Speaking to EALING.NEWS, Tanya Taylor, head of communications and business development for YEF said: “We are so excited for the YEF Awards to be returning for 2023. After a spectacular inaugural event last year, this year’s event is set to be even bigger and better, with even more categories celebrating the fantastic achievements of Ealing’s children and young people, youth workers and youth projects and a stunning new location – the iconic Ealing Town Hall. We have, yet again, been blown away with the nominations and have a stellar line-up of local young talent including Voices Singing School, Elevate Arts and Corni.”
According to YEF for those under 25: “The focus for these awards is on children and young people’s individual journeys, and how they have had an impact on others, whether friends, family, peers of professionals working with them. These awards can be for individuals or small groups and recognise leadership skills.”
The under 25 award categories are:
Mental Health Champion of the year
For a young person or group who have supported, inspired, and empowered others to achieve good mental health.
Young Activist of the year
For a young person or group who have supported, inspired, and empowered others by standing up for something they believe in, and speaking out to decision makers.
Young Creative leader of the year
For a young person or group who have supported, inspired, and empowered others through cultural, creative and arts projects.
Young Sports leader of the year
For a young person or group who have supported, inspired, and empowered others through sports and physical activities.
Young Entrepreneur of the year
For a young person or group who have achieved great results over the year, who can inspire us all!
Young Volunteer of the year
For a young person or group who have supported, inspired, and empowered others by giving up their time as a leader supporting other children and young people.
Overcoming Adversity Award
For a young person who has developed resilience, positivity and inspired others in how they have overcome adversity in their life to move towards a more positive outlook.
For those supporting young people the awards are:
Employability Project of the Year
For a project that has supported children and young people into the world of work or has supported them to develop specific skills to move them towards future careers.
Mental Wellbeing Project of the Year
For a project that has supported children and young people towards good mental health, whether through therapeutic services and support, or through more general wellbeing activities.
Physical Wellbeing Project of the Year
For a project that has supported children and young people to be physically active where they might not otherwise have had the opportunity.
Creative Project of the Year
For a project which has engaged children and young people in creative activities, whether through literature, visual arts or performing arts.
Education project of the year
For a project which has supported and developed children and young people through activities which support them to better achieve academically
Disability project of the year
For a project which has provided outstanding and inclusive opportunities for children and young people who are physically disabled or have special educational needs, or both.
Youth Professional of the Year
For an outstanding individual, whether paid or voluntary, who has gone above and beyond to support children and young people in the local area.
YEF said of this category: “These categories are for organisations who have delivered projects or core services benefiting children and young people aged 0-25 in the London Borough of Ealing. They can be projects targeting specific groups, or services available to any children and young people.”