The National Crimebeat Awards are open for entries, recognising excellent community safety initiatives.
National Crimebeat is the youth crime prevention charity of the High Sheriffs’ Association of England and Wales.
The Charity encourages young people (between 5 and 25 years) to work together to combat crime. This may
well include youths from disadvantaged backgrounds who, by being engaged in such projects, are encouraged to keep each other safe and crime free.
The prestigious National Crimebeat Awards Ceremony, is held in London in March each year and gives recognition to the most innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people throughout the counties of England and Wales. Projects can be submitted from any organisation.
The winners each receive a medal and the organisation they represent receives a framed certificate and cheque.
After the ceremony and lunch all the finalists are given a tour of London on an open top ‘BIG BUS’ and a trip on the ‘LONDON EYE’. The Trustees, who do not receive any form of remuneration, secure sponsorship for and organise the annual ceremony.
Further information can be found here: www.national-crimebeat.org.uk
Individual young people or groups of young people between the ages of 5 and 25 are eligible to take part. There are two categories;
Youth Led is for groups/individuals where the project ideas came from the member/s of the group and where they are also responsible for running the project.
Adult Led is for groups where the project was developed by others (often adults) but where the young people have a significant role in the management and delivery of the project.
The project should have a beneficial effect on the community outside of the group. It should be aimed at reducing crime, either directly, or by preventing crime from being carried out. It is important that the project is established and running and that its benefits are already being achieved.
Youth groups and individuals who think that they have a suitable project should send their applications via email to Sergeant Azizur Rahman at: Crimebeat@merseyside.police.uk
Where this is not possible they may be sent via mail to: -
Sergeant Azizur Rahman
Community Engagement Unit
Merseyside Police HQ
All entries will be completed using Word and Arial font size 12. They should have a maximum word count of 750 words. Any supporting evidence such as photographs, letters of praise, scrapbooks, videos/media, etc. should be sent, where possible, via email or to the above address. A more detailed description of the project with examples of work may be sent on a USB or a DVD to the address shown above. It must be clearly marked and include the project name.