YMCA Youth Matters Awards is an annual awards event that celebrates the achievements of young people, staff and volunteers, and projects that create positive change in the community.

We are delighted to launch YMCA’s Youth Matters Awards 2023!

One of the most anticipated events in the YMCA calendar, Youth Matters Awards celebrate young people, staff, volunteers and projects from YMCAs across England and Wales for their outstanding achievements, inspiring feats against adversity and tireless dedication to creating change.

This year’s Youth Matters Awards will take place on Friday, 3 November 2023. Twelve coveted awards will be up for grabs across a range of categories, epitomising the incredible work being done to transform lives and enrich communities daily.


Discover the Youth Matters Awards impressive group of finalists and winners for 2023

All the reasons that you’d want to support the YMCA have been right here in this room tonight, the people that work with the YMCA are doing some of the hardest work in our society and some of the young people that are taking it on and who are also benefitting from it, couldn’t be better ambassadors.


Julie Etchingham, ITV News Presenter

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