Inspiring Adult Youth Leader

The CYMFed Award is designed to recognise a truly inspiring adult youth worker or youth minister.

We know that there are 100s of people who have dedicated their lives to working with and for young people, often in a thankless role. This is your opportunity to thank the person in your community who truly goes above and before for young people. Your CYMFed Award nominee should not be paid for the work they are nominated for.

Nomination Tips: Does your Parish have a truly excellent volunteer youth leader? Is your local Scout leader always there to offer advice and support? Does your Diocese have an incredible Youth Minister who has inspired generations of young people? The 2015 award recipient was Bruno Gambini, a much loved volunteer youth worker in the city of Derby for over 30 years. He was nominated by one of his colleagues in the diocese who painted a picture of who Bruno was as a youth minister, and described how Bruno was loved by his young people. Nominations are now closed.

Check out the youth awards:

There are seven categories covering a huge variety of areas, and each has its own criteria. These guidance notes and FAQs provide you with more detail about the criteria of each award and provide some hints on what the panellists will be looking for. Every young person nominated will be considered for the Pope Francis Award, presented by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon.

This resource sheet provides you with a 90 minute youth work session for youth groups or informally in school or college. There is also an accompanying PowerPoint. And check out our FAQs.

We are pleased that St Mary's University, Twickenham is partnering with the Awards to enable us to celebrate the incredible work of young people throughout England and Wales.