Prestigious awards night for aspiring youngsters

An aspiring engineer, a baker and musicians among other talented people, attended a prestigious award’s evening last night at Southwater in Telford to celebrate the Young People’s Grant scheme

Prestigious awards night for aspiring youngsters

The scheme rewards applicants aged under 25 with a grant to support their ambitions in three categories, sport, education and training and performing arts. 

In total, almost £33,000 has been awarded to 124 children and young people, helping them continue to achieve their aspirations and goals. 

Telford & Wrekin Council Leader, Councillor Shaun Davies and his cabinet members met and congratulated more than 30 of the borough’s most ambitious young people and their supporters. 

BBC Radio Shropshire also attended the evening with DJ Paul Shuttleworth giving candidates a taste of stardom, interviewing them and listening to stories about competitions, successes and the dedication it takes for candidates to achieve their goals.  

Councillor Davies said: “I particularly look forward to this event as it gives me a chance to meet some of the many talented young people we have here in the borough. 

“Not only do they achieve very high standards of performance in sport and education, but many have overcome huge challenges in their personal lives to go on to great things. We think this determination and spirit should be rewarded and encouraged.

“The high standard and range of applications we received has been excellent and shows educational, cultural and sporting excellence as well as commitment of individuals and their families. It’s been a fantastic evening and I hope everyone enjoyed it.” 

At least one young person in every postcode area in the borough of Telford & Wrekin, has received financial support from the Young People’s Grant Scheme since 2017.

BBC Radio Shropshire will also be following the candidates through the course of the year as they progress through their competitions and careers.

To keep up to date with information about grants and alternative sources of funding available visit

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