60 days left to nominate your Queen’s Young Leader
August 14, 2014

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme is searching for inspirational young people across the Commonwealth who are making a difference in their communities.

 The Queen's Young Leaders

ICEH is happy to promote the Queen’s Young Leaders Programmes Award to our ICEH Alumni.

Exceptional people aged 18-29 will receive awards for leading the way where they live, in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 60-year contribution to the Commonwealth. We’ll support them to do more life-changing work.

Grants will be made to organisations in selected Commonwealth countries that can show they are improving the lives of young people. The grants will help individuals gain new skills, employment and a voice in their communities.


Please read the following letter from Dr Astrid Bonfield CBE, Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.


Dear colleague,

As you know, last month the Trust’s youth programme, The Queen’s Young Leaders, was launched at Buckingham Palace by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. This new, unique programme will discover, celebrate and support young people from all over the Commonwealth who are transforming their own lives and the futures of others around them.

Every year for the next four years, 60 award winners will be rewarded with a tailored package of training, mentoring and networking opportunities, and provided with a one-week residential programme in the UK, during which they will receive their award from Her Majesty The Queen. With their skills and confidence strengthened, they will continue to change the lives of those around them and inspire the next generation of young leaders.

There are now just 60 days left to apply or nominate someone to become one of our award winners, and we need your help to find them.

Nominate a young person who has inspired you

We are asking you to nominate a young person that you think deserves an Award: an individual who you think should be recognised for the lasting change they’re making in their community and who would benefit from the support provided to continue improving the lives of others around them.

All you need to do is visit www.queensyoungleaders.com/nominate/and fill out a short form to nominate the young person whose efforts to improve the lives of others has inspired you and your work. They will receive an email notifying them that you think they have what it takes to be a Queen’s Young Leader.

Help us to spread the word

Once you’ve nominated someone for a Queen’s Young Leader Award, or if you want to encourage young people you know to apply for an Award, get in touch with your friends and colleagues, send a tweet or post details on your Facebook page – I’ve enclosed some suggested wording in the attached document.

Your encouragement and support will make all the difference in helping us gain excellent applicants from all over the Commonwealth.

With thanks and best wishes,


Dr Astrid Bonfield CBE

Chief Executive

60 Days To Go Briefing (PDF)