The High Sheriff Youth Award (HSYA) was established in 1993 as a registered charity with the aim of making a difference to the lives of young people within the County. Over the years awards have been made to a huge variety on projects, all in their own way have helped young people make Surrey safer. HSYA receives donations from a number of generous sponsors within the County, including Surrey County Council, all Boroughs and Districts, the Police and Crime Commissioner, charities and individuals. HSYA is administered and managed by a small group of volunteers who either act as Assessors to assess the applications as they are received and Trustees who, in addition to their responsibilities to maintain the objectives of the charity, form a Panel to consider the recommendations made by Assessors and, where appropriate, decide on the level of award to be made.

In the main, applications are considered against the following broad guidelines:

Are they aimed directly at reducing crime and anti-social behaviour?

Are they focussed on vulnerable young people?

Do they deliver positive organised activities?

Before submitting an application, project leaders should give careful consideration to these broad guidelines and to the more detailed 'Funding Guidance' the section on `Will You Qualify’ Only those applications that conform with the guidance will be taken forward to the assessment stage.

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