National Youth Work Awards
On 13th March 2019, we celebrated Scotland's awesome youth work sector at the 12th National Youth Work Awards! Meet this years winners and finalists:
Community Based Youth Work – Sponsored by Youth Scotland
Winner: Elgin Youth Café Youth Team
Finalists: Coatbridge Youth Action & Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 Project (Y2K)
Digital Youth Work – Sponsored by Sky Academy
Winner: Digi Crew
Finalists: John Taylor (High Life Highland) and Bolt FM (St Pauls Youth Forum)
Equality and Diversity - Sponsored by BBC Children in Need
Winner: Action for Children Heritage & Inclusion Project
Finalists: Interest Link Borders and Spartans Youth Work Team.
Faith-Based Youth Work – Sponsored by YMCA Scotland
Winner: Ben Raw, St Paul’s Church
Finalists: Camas Team (Iona Community) and St Rufus Youth Group.
Inspirational Leader – Sponsored by Scottish Government
Winner: Fergus McMillan (CEO, LGBT Youth Scotland)
Finalists: Alastair MacKinnon (CEO, Fast Forward) and Paul McIlvenny (Chair & Co-Founder Include Me 2 Club).
Mental Health and Wellbeing – The Prince’s Trust Scotland
Winner: Donna Anderson & North Ayrshire YOYP Ambassadors
Finalists: Hannah Lind (Highland Hospice) and Y sort it’s Carers Service
Prevention and Inclusion – Sponsored by Scottish Police Federation
Winner: Modo – Circus with a Purpose
Finalists: The Street (RegenFX Youth Trust) and Jeannie Gray (Moore House Care and Education)
Raising Attainment – Sponsored by Education Scotland
Winner: The Spartans Community Football Academy
Finalists: East Ayrshire Council’s Home Link Team and Paul Ross, Inverclyde Council.
Skills for Life – Sponsored by SQA
Winner: Helm Training
Finalists: Glasgow North East Strategic Youth Alliance (GNEYSA) and Cupar Youth Café – 16+ Activity Agreement Programme.
Team of the Year – Sponsored by CLD Standards Council for Scotland
Winner: Shetland Islands Council Youth Services
Finalists: Royston Youth Action (RYA) & Hazlehead Academy Youth Work Team
Time to Shine Arts and Creativity – Sponsored by Creative Scotland
Winner: Re-Formation Project
Finalists: Rebekah Aitkin (PEEK) and SambaYaBamba Youth Street Band
Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by Young Scot
Winner: Daniel Bustillos, LGBT Youth Scotland
Finalists: Ty Stock (The Sea Cadets) and Michael Docherty (Our Lady’s High School).
Youth Participation - Sponsored by Scottish Government
Winner: Y sort it Management Board
Finalists: North East Edinburgh Youth Ambassadors and Renfrewshire Youth Voice.
Youth Worker of the Year – Sponsored by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Winner: Eilaine Coffey, Hot Chocolate Trust
Finalists: Alan Bell (Recharge Tranent) and Lyndsey Coleman (Y sort it)
Lifetime Achievement – Fellowship of YouthLink Scotland – Sponsored by YouthLink Scotland
- Margaret McKinlay - The Girls’ Brigade Scotland
- Jim Sweeney - YouthLink Scotland
- Mary Matthews - Girlguiding Scotland
We're also delighted that the Co-Design Group for the National Youth Work Awards is being sponsored by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Find out more about the Co-Design team and what they got up to this year on our blog.