Young people's civic award scheme

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The Young People's Civic Award Scheme was established in 1996 by Woking Borough Council in conjunction with Head teachers and students from Woking's secondary schools.

The overall aim of the scheme is to reward children and young people who make an outstanding contribution to the community which is not normally recognised by formal accreditation, and in doing so, encourage others to follow in their footsteps.


There are three categories for the scheme:

Outstanding Contribution to the Community

Nominations have included work in areas such as helping the elderly or disabled, working with children, fund raising for good causes and involvement with local voluntary organisations.

Triumph over Adversity

Nominations in this category have included endurance and bravery, such as overcoming disability or helping a parent or family member with a disability.

Outstanding Achievement

Nominations have included excellence in many fields - sport, music, drama, the visual arts - but particularly in less academic subjects that are not normally recognised or rewarded in other ways.

The scheme is open to all children and young people, up to the age of 18, who live or attend school or college in the Borough.

Awards will be presented to the winners in each category by the Mayor at his annual Civic Reception. However, all those nominated will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievements.

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Nomination Form

The nomination form for the 2018 Award Scheme is available for you to complete. Information about the scheme is set out in the guidelines.

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The deadline for nominations for the 2018 Young People's Civic Award Scheme is Friday, 26 January 2018. Completed forms should be sent to Julie Northcote, Democratic Services, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking GU21 6YL.

For further information, please contact Julie Northcote, Democratic Services Officer, on 01483 743053 or email