Community Organisation Award: Age
Conscious Youth C.IC is a youth-led grassroots social enterprise based in Kirklees. The organisation formed in 2016 to mitigate against seeing a lost generation that would have their futures curtailed by a lack of services. They work with young people from some of the most deprived and marginalised communities, where opportunity and investment are lacking. Their work challenges inequalities and supports young people to become ‘creators’ rather than consumers’ by influencing change and making a positive contribution to their communities. They have worked with over 5,000 young people aged 12-24 in education provisions, communities and at The Corner Hub our new youth facility. Their work includes Stepping up and Stepping out, a resilience building programme in schools, targeted initiatives such as Conscious Girls and Conscious Boys, open access youth clubs, Breaking Barriers leadership programme, trauma-informed therapy support, mentorship, social action, events, skills development, and training.