YPF Awards

YPF Awards, Hall of Fame

YPF Trust is honoured to introduce The YPF Awards to recognise the incredible work and achievements of YPF’s today and across the YPF 5 year+ history. The awards will celebrate the outstanding work of the YPF’s in their mission to create a more impactful, co-ordinated and sustainable sector to ensure all young people have access to quality support and opportunities within their respective area.

The following YPF teams and individuals are our proud YPF Award Winners for 2021.

Congratulations to every single person in our collective inspirational YPF Family. You are all AMAZING!

01. Engagement of the Year Award Winner: Young Kensington and Chelsea

Awarded to the YPF who has proportionately engaged the most with the various activities we’ve facilitated this year during our first year in operation, through attendance at training, sub-network meetings or share and learn sessions, your engagement is tracked, noted and does matter!

01 ENGAGEMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER YOUNG KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA

02. YPF Emerging Star of the Year Award: Tim Henley, Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation

Tim has added great value to his YPF’s communication strategic plan, their skill set on social media has improved their communications sufficiently and supporting members who lacked social media and website skills – going above and beyond the Job Spec and role. Tim has brought a wealth of creative ideas and is a great asset to YH&FF and their community.

02 YPF EMERGING STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD TIM HENLEY YOUNG HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM FOUNDATION

The award was collected on behalf of Tim Henley.

03. YOUTH VOICE ENABLER OF THE YEAR AWARD: LIV CLARKE AND CAIA FALLOWFIELD, YOUNG MANCHESTER

Liv and Caia's youth led practice balances support and empowerment to allow the young people they work with to feel a meaningful sense of ownership over the work they shape, to build inclusive and fluid programmes that work around and for young people. As accomplished and award winning young activists, these team members have brought an incredible breadth of experience and rich connection to the important and vital work going on in the activism space both locally and nationally – they hold the team to account and identifying when and where they can do better and communicate this with clarity and precision.

To see Liv challenging the concept of young people who are 'hard to engage', click here.

To see Caia talking about her role and the importance of youth voice, click here.

To see Caia talking about creating an adaptable and inclusive programme, click here.

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04. DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY AWARD: YOUNG BRENT FOUNDATION

Young Brent Foundation has been an inspiration to YPFs, showing how we can prioritise anti-racism in our work. They have led for the YPF movement on diversity and anti-racism, including delivering the series of YPF webinars, which we were a resource for all YPFs and their members. The impact of their work on anti-racism goes far beyond their immediate area. Their work has helped us to make the case for funding and projects in other boroughs and has helped all of the YPFs to develop their responses to the #BlackLivesMatter movement and to develop cultural competence within our organisations and networks.​

04 DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY AWARD YOUNG BRENT FOUNDATION

05. FUNDRAISER of THE YEAR AWARD: RACHEL PHELAN, YOUNG EALING FOUNDATION

Income generation is founding pillar of being a YPF, but this particular fundraiser has gone above and beyond for their YPF.​ Referred to as an “Epic Fundraiser” this individual has developed a robust and effective pipeline for both core and project funding for their YPF. ​

Recent successes include:​ Raising over £150k from various sources for a Food Hub, which provided twice-weekly food parcels to high need families ​; Leading on tackling digital exclusion task force, which has successfully bid for partnership funding to address digital inequality in the borough​; Developing a partnership bid to the Mayor’s ‘My Ends’ fund which, whilst initially unsuccessful, received incredibly good feedback and then was used as a model structure when the council were given my ends funding​; Raising funds to deliver a pilot project to examine specific barriers to families in moving out of poverty​; and reaching the second round of Trust for London fundraising.

05 FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR AWARD RACHEL PHELAN YOUNG EALING FOUNDATION

The award was collected on behalf of Rachel Phelan.

06. INNOVATION AWARD OF THE YEAR: YOUNG WESTMINSTER FOR THEIR "MASTERING MY FUTURE" PROGRAMME

This YPF is most definitely a shining light for innovation – this particular programme brings together businesses, partners and members to address youth employability as a priority for their borough. As a flagship employability programme, it is a unique collaboration of multiple specialist youth organisations coming together to create well-rounded, sustainable offer for young people, that has a lasting impact on their futures and the landscape of work in their area.​

To date, the programme has supported over 600 young people in the borough, with over 50 events, 20 mentoring partnerships and 21 work experience placements. It has also been supported by 37 different employers across a range of industries and sectors, who have leant their knowledge and skills to help open doors for young people in their borough.​

06 INNOVATION AWARD OF THE YEAR YOUNG WESTMINSTER FOR THEIR MASTERING MY FUTURE PROGRAMME

07. NETWORK OF THE YEAR AWARD: YOUNG HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM FOUNDATION

This particular network is providing opportunities for honest, structured, progressive, and inclusive narratives. They have responded to a need that was brought them by their youth voice network where a question from a young person sparked a response that was a snapshot of how police can react to young people. ​

This YPF has designed and convened a space to bring together young people, the police, members, and the local authority, to discuss the issues, learn from each other’s work and share information on activities. This network fosters a culture of learning from activities, projects, and relationships - recognising that in complex environments, continuous learning drives performance improvement and “what works” is the continuous process of learning and adaptation. It is not simple cause and effect as there are many actors and factors at play in an individual’s life and on any given day and this network is pioneering in owing and endorsing this approach.​

07 NETWORK OF THE YEAR AWARD YOUNG HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM FOUNDATION

08. PARTNERSHIP/COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR AWARD: YOUNG HARROW FOUNDATION

Their partnership with Harrow School has been revolutionary. Over the years this collaboration has enabled their members to benefit from new funding opportunities (to the sum over approx. £250,000 and use of state of the art facilities and equipment – totalling £100,000 of in-kind support, allowing local children and young people to feel more ‘connected’ with the school and therefore understand it more. Like all partnerships, the benefits work both ways – with the pupils of this school able to gain more insight into local communities and supporting them in a meaningful way. ​

You can see a video of one example of this partnership being put into action, the Long Ducker Bike Ride - 2021, by clicking here.

08 PARTNERSHIPCOLLABORATION OF THE YEAR AWARD YOUNG HARROW FOUNDATION

09. OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR AWARD: YOUNG BARNET FOUNDATION

This team has worked the long, hard miles building relationships, attending endless meetings with the local authority, developing networks and making the case for infrastructure support. Their work in response to the COVID crisis and over the past 5 years has resulted in a break through during the last year. Their council has now agreed to an investment that will significantly enhance their capacity to support the sector.​

09 OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR AWARD YOUNG BARNET FOUNDATION