MANY young people in Belfast give up their time to help make their communities a safer place and to get involved in community initiatives.
So Belfast City Council wants the PCSP Youth Safety Awards 2013 to recognise young people and their outstanding work in addressing community safety issues.
This is a great opportunity to nominate yourself or any other young person. This is how we can all recognise the great work that young people achieve.
Who can nominate?
You can nominate yourself, any young person or group of young people who work with a community group, school or organisation.
All nominees must live in the Belfast City Council area, and must be under 21 years of age.
Cash awards will be granted to the organisation that the young person has worked with. Any group with appropriate governance documents can receive an award.
This year’s awards ceremony will be hosted by Barra Best at Belfast City Hall on Thursday 30 May 2013.
Types of award: Community Safety Awards
Community safety includes everything from environmental projects to crime prevention programmes.
Gold, silver and bronze awards are available in each of the four areas of Belfast.
Gold awards include a cheque for £1,000, silver £500 and bronze £250.
Youth Forum Award
This award of £750 will be given to a project that has excelled in improving good relations in either race, sexuality, disability or sectarianism.
Thomas Devlin Award
This award of £750 will be given to a project which has addressed community safety issues through the arts.
It was set up in memory of 15-year-old Thomas who was murdered in August 2005 and will be awarded in partnership with the Thomas Devlin Fund.
Youth Justice Agency Outstanding Achievement Award
One award of £1,000 can be made for outstanding achievement to community safety in Belfast and will be awarded at the discretion of the judging panel.
The Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland aims to prevent offending by children. It delivers a range of services to help children address their offending behaviour, divert them from crime, assist their integration into the community, and to meet the needs of victims of crime.
How to nominate
• Download a Youth Awards nomination form (PDF – 1MB)
Simply complete a nomination form and return to:
Belfast City Council
The Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
The closing date for nominations is Tuesday 7 May 2013 at 4pm
For more information, contact Aileen Turley on 028 9027 0469