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High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Awards 2023/24

Awards for groups working to address reading, writing and rehabilitation

Applications closed on Tuesday, 3 October 2023 at 5pm.

The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire 2023/24, Liz Green, is now inviting nominations for the 2024 Awards. The Awards will focus on the High Sheriff’s theme for the year and will seek to celebrate and recognise Hertfordshire charities/groups who either:

  • work to help adults and young people to improve/develop their reading and writing or;

  • work with vulnerable individuals who have lived prison experience or are on probation, or those recovering from addiction, domestic abuse or homelessness

The annual High Sheriff Awards provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate some of the fantastic work and initiatives that voluntary organisations carry out, which enable Hertfordshire to be a better place to live.

Watch this short film to hear more from The High Sheriff about her Awards:
Eligibility Criteria

Eligible groups will be charities, community and voluntary groups, CICs limited by guarantee and other not for profit organisations who:

  • Are based in Hertfordshire, or can show specifically how people in Hertfordshire benefit from their activities

  • Have a written constitution or set of rules

  • Are governed by a board of trustees/directors/management committee with a least 3 members (two of whom are unrelated)


  • Nominations open – Wednesday 6th September 2023

  • Deadline for nominations – Tuesday 3rd October 2023 at 5pm

  • Shortlisting and visits - November 2023 to January 2024

  • Awards evening - March 2024

National Crimebeat Awards

We are also looking for nominations of innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people for a National Crimebeat Award. These can be both youth led, or adult led schemes where young people have a significant role in the management and delivery. Projects should benefit the wider community outside the group, be sustainable and be focused on reducing or preventing crime. Information about the Awards can be found at National Crimebeat – The Youth Crime Prevention Charity of the High Sheriffs’ Association of England & Wales (

Groups will be considered by the High Sheriffs’ Association panel. Winners will be announced at the National Crimebeat Awards evening, held in London, on Tuesday 19th March 2024.

Time commitment for shortlisted groups

If you are shortlisted for a High Sheriff Award you may be asked to receive a visit from some of the panel members to show them your work. This would be between November 2023 and January 2024. You will also be asked to provide some information about your organisation for the awards ceremony presentation, which normally includes a short written description, some images and video clips, which we will edit. You will be expected to attend an awards ceremony in March 2024, further details of which will be shared closer to the time.

Further information

For further information, or if you have any questions about the awards, please contact Sarah Greene on or call 01707 280 346.


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