The Junction Heart Awards 2022 – Nominations now live!

The Junction Foundation Celebration Night
Thursday 10th November 2022
The Junction Heart, are a group of young people involved in supporting the work of The Junction Foundation. They ensure services are young people focussed and organising events and activities to ensure all of the children, young people and families who access our services are included.
The Heart identified the need to celebrate the achievements and contribution of children and young people, having their first year of awards. Given the context of children and young people who access our services – young carers, children and young people who experience social isolation or poor emotional wellbeing, those seeking employment or who have other challenging issues to deal with – their progress and achievements have been amazing.
If you know a child or young person who has made a significant contribution to others over the past year, progressed despite the challenging circumstances or just been there for others – please nominate them for recognition.
Timeline for the Awards:
• Nominations open – 2nd September 2022
• Nominations close – 1st October 2022
• Invitation to awards – week of 17th October
• Awards night – 10th November 2022
Award Categories’
Young Carers Award
Young carers amaze us every day both with their resilience to face life’s challenges and their capacity to care for others. This award is for a child or young person who you believe has gone above and beyond in their caring role in the last year.
Community Champion
Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond within the community – whether this is their geographical community or one of interest? We would be looking for a child or young person who has made a difference to the people in their community for this award,
Volunteer Award
Children and young people can and do make a real difference through their voluntary efforts, whether this is fundraising, volunteering time or campaigning for a cause they believe in or gaining experience in voluntary work that will help them to pursue their ambitions. This award is for someone who has made a lasting contribution through their voluntary efforts.
Unsung Hero Award
There’s always one in any group… you know that one. The one who everybody seeks support from, is always strong for others and who holds others up. These Unsung Hero’s are rarely recognised but help keep groups, families and communities supported and together. This award is for those who generally go unrecognised but should be.
Personal Growth Award
This award is for someone who has developed and grown significantly over the last year, this could be about overcoming challenges they have faced, developing in relation to aspirations or goals or personal development.
The Independence Award
This award is for a young person who despite barriers progressed significantly towards independence and adult life. This could be in education, employment or in addressing issues that may have prevented successful transition to adulthood.
Little Star Award (children aged up to 10 years)
This award is for a child who has gone out of their way to succeed, cheer others up or help over the last year.
Young Persons Champion
A young person who has excelled or inspired other young people this year who they wish to recognise (young people nomination only).
Link here for nominations