2019 Child Friendly Leeds Awards

2019 Child Friendly Leeds

The Child Friendly Leeds (CFL) Awards have been running for five years – they started in 2012/13 and have become a very highly regarded event in the city’s calendar of award ceremonies and events. The CFL Awards are the pinnacle celebration of everything that is Child Friendly Leeds in the city and are a reflection of our ambition to put children and young people at the heart of everything we do.

The CFL Awards are run in partnership between Child Friendly Leeds and The City Varieties and are supported by business sponsors but they are organised and run entirely by young people. The search is now on to find a group of young people who would like to be involved with this prestigious project that runs from September 2018 – February 2019 and culminates with the 6th Child Friendly Leeds Awards hosted at The City Varieties.

Every year a group of young people take on the challenge of planning the Awards, choosing the theme, selecting the acts, designing the programme, scripting the show, hosting the evening and operating the light and sound equipment. We want this year’s awards to be extra special and need you to achieve this!

We are searching for young people aged 11–18 (up to 25 with additional needs) who live in Leeds to be part of our young people’s CFL Awards planning group and there are just ten places. If you’d like to be in this amazing team, please download and complete this short application form (Word 373KB) and return it to us by or before Friday 31 August 2018.

After the deadline, we’ll look at all the forms received and contact everyone who has applied to let them know if they’ve been successful or not so please ensure you tell us as much as possible about yourself to help us make our decision!

If you are successful, we will send you details of the weekly planning meetings, which will take place on Thursday evenings, 4.30 – 6pm in Leeds city centre. The first meeting of the team will take place on Thursday 20 September, 4.30 - 6pm.

It’s important that members of the planning group are able to attend every Thursday evening session from 20 September 2018 – 7 February 2019 (the actual Awards night), so please make sure you can commit to these weekly meetings before applying to be part of the group. The good news is that you will get a break for October half term and over the Christmas holiday! It is a big commitment but all the young people who have taken part over the last five years, would all tell you that it is a great project to be involved in and has helped them with future activities, studies and even getting a job!

We look forward to receiving your application form. Remember the closing date is Friday 31 August and we only have ten places available.

If you are a teacher in a school or work with young people, please print out the poster (PDF 389KB) and share with the young people you work with.