We are proud to announce the finalists for the Youth Matters Awards 2021 .

Youth Matters is YMCA’s national awards programme marking an integral part of the charity’s calendar since 2009 and was sorely missed last year due to COVID-19. It celebrates the outstanding skills and achievements of young people from across the country and recognises the vital work YMCAs deliver every day.

After an incredibly challenging time, this year’s awards are even more vital in recognising the innovation and resilience shown by YMCAs in the continued and unwavering support shown for their communities.

This year, in particular, we received an impressive number of outstanding nominations. To all those who earned nominations, thank you again for taking part. To our finalists, congratulations and good luck!

Please show your support and share the tremendous success of the finalists!

When using social media, please use the following hashtags to help support them: #YouthMatters.

YMCA of the year winners on stage