Groups are invited to apply for cash prizes

Former High Sheriff of Tyne & Wear, Mrs Ruth Thompson OBE and Kevin Ball celebrating with award winners at the High Sheriff of Northumberland Youth Awards in 2015. Picture by Gilbert Johnston.
Former High Sheriff of Tyne & Wear, Mrs Ruth Thompson OBE and Kevin Ball celebrating with award winners at the High Sheriff of Northumberland Youth Awards in 2015. Picture by Gilbert Johnston.
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Organisations supporting young people and communities are being invited to apply for grants.

Lucy Winskell, the High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear, has launched her sheriff’s awards for the coming year to celebrate the achievements of young people in the north east.

She said: “This is an opportunity to recognise the work of children and young people in our community who are doing great things.

“Many young people learn about citizenship by engaging in community projects.”

“I’m delighted to be able to support this work and would like to congratulate all of the recent winners for the inspirational work they achieve.”

Her awards are handed out by the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

Last year, 45 grants of £500 were handed out, plus a top prize of £2,000.

For further details, visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply

Lucy added: “This could be a football or boxing club teaching young people about respect and equality to youth clubs and intervention services tackling harder issues in the community.”