09 November 2022
On Monday 7 November, we hosted the London Youth Awards 2022, a night for the capital to come together to celebrate youth work.
The London Youth Awards are a unique date in the calendar when the capital’s youth sector comes together to celebrate the impact of youth work and the people who make it happen. We welcomed over 250 youth professionals, young Londoners, funders, politicians and key sector figures to Conway Hall. Thank you to everyone who joined us this year.
Celebrating together after three years
This was the our first in-person Awards event since the pandemic. We introduced a number of new categories this year to reflect the changing landscape brought by the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis, both of which have plunged the youth sector into a crisis of a magnitude it has never known.
The London Youth Awards are a celebration of the people making a real difference in communities right across our capital. Congratulations to all of our shortlisted nominees and to this year’s award winners.
Announcing this year’s winners
Being there: Young Urban Arts Foundation
Try something New (Joint winners): Lewisham Music and New Horizon Youth Centre
Creating a Better London: Youth Realities
Adventure: Free to be Kids
Partnership Working: Compass Collective
Inspiring Young Changemakers: Leaders in Community
Volunteer of the Year: Pauline Avenall, Rathbone Society
Young Leader of the Year: Maryam Chowdhury, Wapping Youth and AIP community (Beyond the Bias)
Youth Professional of the Year Tomas Kefela, Social Organisation for Unity and Leisure
We would like to congratulate all our winners and thank our incredible performers from Project Zero, Young Urban Arts Foundation and Barking and Dagenham Youth Dance.
Celebrating Youth Work Week 2022
Our awards ceremony kicked off Youth Work Week this year. Our campaign this year reflects on what we’d lose out on without youth work and community youth organisations.