Voices of Hope Awards

Every year, Children North East works with hundreds of children and young people who volunteer their time and use their voice to help make life better for others. The ‘Voices of Hope’ Awards, run for the first time in 2023, are celebrating and rewarding these inspiring ‘Voices of Hope’ with a dedicated awards programme.  

Alongside the Awards headline sponsor, Countryside Partnerships North East, and a host of other local organisations, Children North East will recognise the unique impact of the children and young people we work with across our services and give nominees and winners a platform to share their wonderful achievements. 

“It is incredibly moving to see how much passion and time the children and young people we work alongside give to improving the lives of other young people. We felt it was time to put a spotlight on their inspiring contributions and give their stories a platform.” Leigh Elliott, CEO 

Voices of Hope Awards Supporters 

The Awards are possible thanks to the generous partnership of organisations from across the region that are passionate about supporting babies, children, young people and families in the North East. 

Countryside Partnership North East: Headline Sponsor 

“As a company we work with a number of charities, but Children North East is particularly poignant, because it is local to us and. it is great to see young people and their families, within the communities in which we work, benefit from the help available.” Christine Curran, Sales Director for Countryside Partnerships North East


North of Tyne Combined Authority: Mental Health Champion and Stronger Families Champion Awards Partner

Primula Cheese: School Day Champion Award Partner

Nucha: Sustainability Champion Award Partner

“Our child poverty prevention programme is working with 90 schools to reduce inequalities and ensure that our youngsters have the best possible start in life. We help schools to provide mental health and wellbeing support for young people. These awards recognise the diverse and wonderful ways in which children and young people are making an impact with their peers. Best of luck to all the nominees – the future is theirs – let’s celebrate their achievements.” Jamie Driscoll, North of Tyne Mayor


Venue Partner: Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Print Partner: Irwin Mitchell

What are the categories? 

Mental Health Champion, Champion Peer Mentor, Diversity Champion, Safer Communities Champion, School Day Champion, Stronger Families Champion and Sustainability Champion.

When do the Awards take place? 

All nominations from staff have now been made, with judging taking place on the 29th September. The invitation-only Awards event will take place on 30th October.

Want to know more or get involved? 

We would love to share this journey with you… to learn more about the awards or explore ways you can get involved, get in touch with Billie Jenkins, our Marketing and Communications Manager at billie.jenkins@children-ne.org.uk.