The Search Is On for inspiring 18-29 year olds from across the Commonwealth who are working to improve the lives of others. If you are using your skills to transform your local community apply today to become a Queen’s Young Leader. Applications close on 4th September 2016.
Award Winners will receive:
THE QUEEN’S YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAMME DISCOVERS, CELEBRATES AND SUPPORTS EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH, LEAVING A LASTING LEGACY FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN.
Last year a search was launched to find exceptional young people to receive the first ever Queen’s Young Leaders Awards. Hundreds of applications flooded in from incredible young people all dedicated to making lasting change in their community and beyond.
The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award will receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. With this support, Award winners will be expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities. Applications are now open and will close on 4th September 2016.
As well as awarding inspirational young people, Queen’s Young Leaders Grants will be made to organisations in selected Commonwealth countries that can show they are improving the lives of young people. Our vision is to provide opportunities for young people to learn new skills, enter employment and give them a voice in their communities. All our funding has now been allocated and applications for grants are closed.
For more information about the Grants programme, please see our FAQs.
The search is on to find exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to become the Queen’s Young Leaders of 2017. If you match each of the criteria below, you can apply for the award.
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The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief and The Royal Commonwealth Society, launched The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme in 2014 at Buckingham Palace. The four-year programme, run with the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education’s Leading Change programme, aims to discover, support and celebrate young people from across the Commonwealth.
It will help to transform the lives of young people through awards to individuals who are leaders in their communities and grants to youth-led and focused organisations. Applications are currently open for the Queen’s Young Leaders of 2017. The closing date is September 4th 2016.