Gary Francis young achiever awards

Gary Francis young achiever awards 2023

Nominate a young achiever for a Gary Francis award!

Do you know a young Hackney person who has achieved against the odds? What have they achieved and what are their plans for the future? Tell us on the nomination form below and they could win a 2023 award. (Nominations are considered by a panel of youth and community representatives.)

Award winners will receive a recognition certificate and an award of between £50 – £250.

Who is the Gary Francis award for?

  • Young people aged 16 – 25.
  • Young people who live or were born in Hackney.

Nominate here

Nomination deadline: 5pm, Thursday 6 July.

Awards will be presented at our summer celebration on Wednesday 19 July.

Book a place at the awards here

Gary Francis

Gary was Hackney CVS’s Youth Programmes manager. Over six years he secured nearly £2m for projects working with 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 died from cancer in 2012. We hold the annual awards to remember his life and work and to celebrate the achievements of some amazing local young people.