Commonwealth Awards

The Commonwealth Secretariat has several award schemes through its Commonwealth Youth Programme to promote youth development projects throughout the 53 Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work

Commonwealth Youth Awards

The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work celebrate inspiring young people whose development work has had a significant impact on people and communities in their country or region.

Nominations for the 2019 awards will open later in 2018.

Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards

Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards (1)

Youth workers make an enormous contribution to national development; engaging, developing and empowering young adults and older adolescents. They inspire and motivate these young people, building their skills and confidence to succeed.

The Commonwealth Youth Worker Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of those at the cutting edge of youth work. The international recognition that flows from these awards allows the winners to act as champions for their profession and inspire many others who work with young people.

Awards are presented during Youth Work Week in early November every year.

Nominations for the 2016 awards will open in summer 2016.