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London Youth Awards

13 October 2022

We’re delighted to announce this year’s shortlisted winners for the London Youth Awards 2022!

This year is special in many ways. It’s the first time we’ve held our annual awards ceremony since 2019.

We’ve also introduced six brand new categories this year to spotlight the incredible work being done across London to offer young people somewhere safe to go and opportunities to take part in activities they might otherwise not have had access to without youth work.

Our new categories sit alongside three of our legacy categories. Each recognises the individuals who make youth work happen: volunteers, young leaders and youth professionals.

2022 saw our highest ever number of nominations and our shortlisting panel had the difficult decision of selecting a handful of those to feature on our shortlist. We would like to thank every single nominee for taking the time to submit a nomination this year. And we would like to congratulate all of our shortlisted nominees.

Winners for this year’s awards will be announced during Youth Work Week 2022 at the London Youth Awards 2022. All nominees and members will receive a link to book tickets in the coming weeks.

The shortlist for 2022

Somewhere to go

The Being There Award

  • BIGKID Foundation
  • High Trees Community Development Trust
  • Lewisham Music
  • North Paddington Youth Club
  • Synergy Theatre Project
  • Westminster Befriend a Family
  • Young Urban Arts Foundation


The Try Something New Award

  • Lewisham Music
  • New Horizon Youth Centre
  • TAG Youth Club for Disabled Young People
  • Young Urban Arts Foundation


The Creating a Better London Award

  • Compass Collective
  • Magpie Dance
  • Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust
  • Rainbow Club – Action For Refugees In Lewisham
  • Shpresa Programme
  • Sycamore Trust UK
  • TAG Youth Club for Disabled Young People
  • Youth Realities


Something to Do

The Adventure Award

  • BIGKID Foundation
  • Free to Be Kids
  • TAG Youth Club for Disabled Young People
  • The Visionaries


The Partnership Working Award

  • Compass Collective
  • Local Village Network (LVN)
  • Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
  • Spotlight


The Inspiring Young Changemakers Award

  • BIGKID Foundation
  • Leaders in Community
  • Project Zero WF CIC
  • Sport at the Heart
  • ThinkForward


Someone to Trust

Volunteer of the Year

  • Pauline, Rathbone Society
  • Monalisa, QMC School of Capoeira
  • David, Frenford Clubs



Young Leader of the Year

  • Maryam, Wapping Youth and AIP community (Beyond the Bias)
  • Mohammed, Spotlight
  • Daryl, Spiral Skills CIC
  • Hyabel, Octavia


Youth Professional of the Year

  • Tomas, Social Organisation for Unity and Leisure
  • Matt, The Us Charitable Trust
  • Tommy, Octavia


We’d like to congratulate this year’s nominees! All shortlisted nominations will now be reviewed by our judging panel, which comprises young Londoners and youth sector specialists. All winners will be announced on the evening of 7 November 2022 at our London Youth Awards ceremony.

For media enquiries relating to the London Youth Awards or Youth Work Week, please contact our Head of Policy and Communications, Natalia Rossetti by email.

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