Hackney CVS Young Achiever Awards

In memory of Gary Franics

Gary Francis was Hackney CVS’s Youth Programmes Manager. Over 6 years he secured nearly £2m for projects working with disadvantaged young people. Gary was a key figure in the local community and his knowledge and expertise helped to shape the Borough’s approach to tackling youth crime by ensuring a focus on giving young people opportunities to achieve their best.

Sadly, Gary passed away from cancer in 2012. We hold the annual awards to remember his achievements and to celebrate the achievements of some amazing local young people.

Check back soon for information on the 2024 awards!

Scroll down for photos of our 2020 awards evening.

Gary was an inspiration to young people in Hackney and greatly respected by all the partners. Gary was a great guy who will be sadly missed.

Steve Bending, Hackney’s former Borough Commander

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