The Queens Young Leaders Award

About the Award

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief, The Royal Commonwealth Society and the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, has established The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

Launched by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry on 9 July 2014 on behalf of The Queen, the Programme aims to discover, celebrate and support young people aged between 18 – 29 from every Commonwealth nation, who are leading the way in transforming their own lives and the lives of those around them.

Each year, Awards are given to young people aged between 18 – 29 from across the Commonwealth who have proved themselves to be exceptional and inspiring leaders in their communities. As part of the Award, winners receive one-to-one mentoring support, remote learning provided by the University of Cambridge and the opportunity to participate in a unique Residential programme in the UK.

This June the Queen’s Young Leaders of 2017 convened in London for their Residential programme – 10 days of high-level meetings and engagements designed to help them further their life-changing work. During their time in the UK, the Queen’s Young Leaders received their Award from Her Majesty The Queen at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace. They also visited 10 Downing Street, met with senior representatives from the UK’s leading organisations and charities and took part in workshops at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education.

During the Residential programme, on Thursday 29 June 2017, the search to find the next and final cohort of Queen’s Young Leaders began. Young people aged from 18 to 29 from every country in the Commonwealth and who are working to create positive change in their communities can apply online to become a Queen’s Young Leader at The application process will close at midnight BST on Monday 21st August 2017.

We’re excited to be supporting the Queen’s Young Leaders search for the next generation of young leaders across the Commonwealth.  The Search Is On for the final Queen’s Young Leaders, young people aged 18-29 doing life-changing work in our country can apply for the Award.

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