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group of youth workers and young people at the london youth awards 2022

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.

You can find out more about each of this year’s nominees here >

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.

You can find out more about this campaign here >

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