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Nominations now open for the Flourish Awards 2024

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Norfolk County Council has announced the return of the Flourish Awards for 2024 – with nominations now officially open.

Hosted by the Children and Young People Strategic Alliance (CYPSA), the distinguished awards recognise the people, projects, teams and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to help children and young people in Norfolk Flourish.

Any project, team or organisation can be nominated by members of the public or a professional, with the winners being decided by a panel of children and young people (CYP), made up of members of Norfolk Youth Advisory Boards and other CYP groups, and parents.

Visit to make a nomination. Nominations are open until 24 May 2024.

There are eight Flourish Awards up for grabs, each based on an area of young people’s lives which are important to them.

The eight nomination categories are:

  • Family and Friends Award
  • Learning Award
  • Opportunity Award
  • Understood Award
  • Resilience Award
  • Individuality Award
  • Safe and Secure Aware
  • Healthy Award

Sara Tough OBE, Executive Director of Children’s Services at Norfolk County Council and Chair of the Children and Young People Strategic Alliance, said “We were delighted with the huge success of the first Flourish Awards last year and we received so many incredible nominations about the people and organisations who are having such a positive impact on families, children and young people across Norfolk.”

Councillor Penny Carpenter, cabinet member for Children Services said: “This year, we would love to receive even more entries. Anyone can nominate a project, school, charity, business, team or individual; the only criteria are that they work with children and young people, they’re based in Norfolk and have done something incredible.

“Submit your nominations today and be a part of the 2024 Flourish Awards.”

The Flourish Awards welcomes nominations for individuals, teams, and organisations that have demonstrated excellence and a commitment to progress in their respective categories. In its first year, the Flourish Awards received more than 300 nominations, with 160 different nominees selected. Eight winners were announced across the categories, with 16 others named Finalists.

To nominate, visit the official Flourish Awards website at and complete the nomination form.


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