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23 July, 2007

Philip Lawrence Awards, nominations open

Nominations are now open for the Philip Lawrence awards, putting a spotlight on the most outstanding youth projects in the UK where groups of young people aged between 11 and 20 have made a difference in their community.

Do you know of a group aged between 11 and 20 who:

Are working to make things better in your area?

Are inspiring other young people to make a difference?

Have taken the initiative to improve their lives, and the lives of others?

If so, why not nominate them for an award? Winning groups will receive cash awards of 1,000 towards their project. Nominations close on Friday 14 September 2007.

These awards celebrate the positive contribution and achievements of young people. They do a huge amount to boost the confidence and raise the profile of young people and their projects. The Awards were set up to commemorate head teacher Philip Lawrence, who was murdered as he intervened to save a pupil being attacked outside his school 12 years ago, and his deeply held conviction that all young people are capable of achieving great things.

So far, the scheme has supported over 1,000 young people in the UK. The Awards are supported by a grant from the Home Office and run by .

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