Les Simmons Youth Impact Awards
The awards were launched in 2016 in memory of SCVYS staff member Les Simmons, who passed away in July 2015. The categories are Youth Impact (volunteers under 18), Adult Impact (volunteers over 18) and Group Impact (for any SCVYS member organisation)

Les Simmons Youth Impact Awards

Introducing the Les Simmons Youth Impact Awards

We are delighted to announce the return of the Les Simmons Youth Impact Awards, established in 2016 to honour the memory of our esteemed staff member, Les Simmons, who sadly passed away in July 2015. Les was a dedicated advocate for empowering young people to reach their full potential, and these awards are a testament to his passion.

This year, we invite nominations from our member organisations for outstanding volunteers and groups who have made a significant impact in their communities. The awards are divided into three categories: Youth Impact (for volunteers under 18), Adult Impact (for volunteers over 18), and Group Impact (open to any SCVYS member organisation). Please scroll down to find our nomination forms which cover the three categories.

By nominating someone deserving, you not only recognise their valuable contributions but also provide them with an opportunity to receive official recognition. Every nominee will receive a prestigious ‘SCVYS Accreditation’ certificate, acknowledging their exceptional efforts in Staffordshire.

Additionally, the nomination form allows you to put forward a volunteer for the Les Simmons Award, which will be presented at our SCVYS Annual General Meeting. We believe in celebrating the remarkable work being done in Staffordshire, particularly by those humble individuals who might not seek acknowledgment for their accomplishments.

Nominations can be submitted throughout the year and will be considered for the 2024 AGM. The deadline for submissions is September 30th. Join us on Thursday, November 14th, at our AGM, where all accreditation certificates and awards will be presented to the deserving recipients.

Moving forward, accreditation certificates will be promptly sent out upon receiving nominations, and the awards will be presented at each subsequent AGM.

Celebrate the unsung heroes of Staffordshire and make their impact known through the Les Simmons Youth Impact Awards.

Youth/Adult Nomination Form

Organisation Nomination Form