Jack Petchey Award Scheme

The County is fortunate to run a scheme, funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation which distributes over £20,000 in £200 Achievement awards to members aged 11 to 25 across the Scout County.   Each GLMW District has an award coordinator who collects the Achievement Award nominations and ensures that the selection process is carried out correctly and that the money is spent.  The guidelines are clear that young people must be involved in the selection of the person to receive the award and in what the money is spent on.   Membership of the scheme requires the County to submit a return to the Jack Petchey Foundation twice a year detailing how the money has been spent; they reserve the right to audit how the money has been spent.  The County Administrator, Jan Vanderplank coordinates the scheme in cooperation with District Jack Petchey Award coordinators.

The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme runs in over 2,000 schools, college and youth organisations and contributes millions of pounds each year to support youth work in London and Essex.  The scheme aims to enable schools, colleges and youth organisations to recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements of their young people. Jack Petchey wants young people to raise their aspirations, believe in themselves and make a contribution to their society.

Achievement Awards are designed to recognise a wide range of achievement. It is not just about being clever, or gifted, but about putting the effort in and doing your best. The scheme works well because young people themselves are involved in nominating and selecting the winners.

In addition we are able once a year to nominate a Leader from each District for a Leader Award to recognise the support that Leaders give to young people.   Winners of Leader Awards are able to apply for a grant for a project in their Section, Group or District.  Note that the 2011 Leader Award nominations closed on 15 November 2011.

Each year we run an Award Ceremony, the last Ceremony was at Kensington Town Hall on 16th March 2012 in conjunction with the Jack Petchey Foundation where all award winners were presented, with an audience from across the county.

Attached to this page is a Poster that you can download to publicise the Achievement Award in your Group and a leaflet about how the award money can be spent.   Also attached is the 2011 Leader Award Nomination form, note the terms of the Leader Award may change in 2012.

Further information can be found on the Jack Petchey Foundation website.

JPF Achievement Award notice board Poster.pdf327.33 KB
JPF Spending your Achievement Award Scheme Grant PDF.pdf72.68 KB
GLMW JPF Leader nomination form - November 2011.doc52.5 KB

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