Jack Petchey Awards

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Girlguiding Middlesex East is one of the organisations to benefit from the Jack Petchey Foundation, with a number of girls (14+) and Leaders being nominated for awards each year. We joined the scheme in 2006 and currently recognise the achievements of some 60 Youth members aged 11 – 25 and up to 10 adults for exceptional motivation of the 11 – 25 year age group each year.

The Award Holders receive a certificate, badge, congratulations letter and a medallion at the Annual awards presentation evening. The Achievement Award Scheme grant of £250 is designed to give the winner the opportunity to make a financial contribution to their organisation.

Ideas for spending

It can be difficult to find inspiration on how to spend the £250 grant. Here are some ideas from our county Jack Petchey Co-ordinator, Iris Prince:

  • Buying equipment for a specific activity, e.g. Games consoles, art materials, table tennis table, digital camera.
  • Hiring in a specialist worker for a session, e.g. theatre artist, fitness coach, guest speaker
  • Arranging a special trip for the group, e.g. day out, museum visit, bowling, theatre, cinema, theme park
  • Holding your own celebration event or making your regular end of term party go with more of a swing!
  • Holding an event for a local community group which is run by your young people, e.g. a concert at a hospice, a play for a retirement home, a fundraising event for a registered charity etc.
  • Training courses for young people that will ultimately benefit all the young people in the organisation.

For details on when and how to nominate please take a look at the Nomination Timetable. For leaders, use Leader Award Nomination Form and for young members use the Youth Nomination Form

You can find out more about the Foundation at www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk