The commonwealth youth excellent award has recognise exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth. The awards, held each year in March, celebrate the outstanding contributions young people are making towards tackling global issues, improving lives and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Those who emmege as the winners of the commonwealth youth excellent award have enjoyed international acclaim, cash prizes and invaluable networking opportunities to help boost their projects. Next year’s awards are even more special as 2023 has been declared ‘Year of the Youth’, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth Youth Programme.
About commonwealth excellent
Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. The CSC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID). The CSC operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and is a vivid demonstration of the UKï¿½s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By supporting innovators and leaders of the future from across the Commonwealth, and by attracting outstanding talent to Britain.
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Aim and Benefits of Commonwealth Youth Awards
The jury will shortlist finalists, who will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 in cash, and from them, regional award winners will be chosen. These will receive an additional £2,000.
One of the regional award recipients will be accorded further recognition as Commonwealth Young Person of the Year and a total cash prize of £5,000.
For the second year running the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT) has joined the Commonwealth Secretariat as a partner to offer one winner up to two years of flexible funding worth £20,000 a year, as well as coaching opportunities and organisational development support.
Requirements for commonwealth excellent award
To qualify,an applicant most have the following requirements:
Be a Commonwealth citizen;
Be between the age of 15 to 29 years; and
have been engaged in development work for at least 12 months as a professional or volunteer.
Be the founder or co-founder of a social enterprise.
Nominees must show a strong track record of implementing impactful development work which contributes to at least one of the 17 SDGs.
How to apply for commonwealth youth award
Applying is really simple,just click HERE