About the awards

Find out more about our national youth awards and view images from last year’s event

Nominations now open

Nominate a young person or local YMCA for one of our Youth Matters Awards

Awards winners

Read the inspirational stories of our young people, staff, volunteers and projects

Sponsor an award

Find out how you can support our national awards by sponsoring the event or an award.

At its core, YMCA’s Youth Matters Awards is about giving thanks and special recognition to every YMCA, young person, service user, member of staff and volunteer, whose hard work and unfaltering dedication have all contributed towards YMCA’s efforts to create better communities for young people and families.