High Sheriff Awards 2019 - open for nominations

Nominations are invited from community groups and voluntary organisations working in social justice, youth related crime prevention and / youth projects
The annual High Sheriff Awards provide an opportunity to recognise and applaud some of the fantastic community groups and voluntary organisations who are helping to make Hertfordshire a better place to live. Each year the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire presents personal awards to those in the county whom he or she considers to have made a positive and active contribution in helping to enhance the life of the community.

This year, Suzy Harvey, the current High Sheriff of Hertfordshire is focusing on honouring organisations that support and encourage young people to be the best that they can be. She said: “Youth groups offer the chance for young people to discover more about themselves and to develop critical life skills. They can also encourage young people to take the right pathways in life. I would like to invite all Hertfordshire youth groups to apply for a 2019 High Sheriff Award, particularly those that are youth led and/ or involved in social justice and the prevention of young people getting involved in the criminal justice system. We want this year’s awards to honour and thank the groups that make Hertfordshire a great place to grow up.”

Local charity and grant maker, Hertfordshire Community Foundation, has been organising the awards and managing a charitable fund on behalf of the High Sheriff for over 20 years. Helen Gray, Foundation Director of Hertfordshire Community Foundation said: “We are very proud of our ongoing relationship with the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire and have managed the High Sheriff’s Fund since it was set up in 1995. We are delighted to once again work with the High Sheriff to acknowledge and celebrate the voluntary and community groups who make an outstanding contribution to the communities of Hertfordshire.”

The awards are open to all community and voluntary groups working in one or more of the following themed areas:
  • Youth projects
  • Social Justice
  • Youth related crime prevention
    Applications are now open and the deadline for receiving nominations is 5pm on Friday 16 November after which they will be considered by the High Sheriff’s panel. Winners will be announced at the High Sheriff Awards evening on 14 March 2019.
    For more information about the High Sheriff Awards, including eligibility criteria and a nomination form, please CLICK HERE

    Completed forms can be sent to
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