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The Believe Awards were set up by Bootle based charity, Ykids in 2012 to recognise & champion young people who are unsung heroes. From 2016 Ykids has partnered with Radio City’s Cash For Kids to put on the Believe Awards. We want to challenge the often negative representation of young people by celebrating those who despite their own personal challenges make the world a better place. 


The Believe Awards are open to nominations of young people aged 7-17 living in Merseyside. This year, our theme is “Explorers”


Each of our nine young winners and one group is invited to a gala dinner event at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool One on the 17th July 2019, where they will receive VIP treatment, a beautiful award and a wonderful experience.

Recognising the traits of courage, fortitude and resilience demonstrated in the lives of great explorers

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Ykids charity benefitting the lives of children and young people living in areas of deprivation. Our heart is in Bootle, although we work across Merseyside & further afield. 

Delivering innovative mentoring programmes, schools work, sport, art & literacy projects, health & wellbeing & community events. We work to give life-changing opportunities, help young people discover their full potential and achieve great things regardless of their circumstances. We have also set up two social enterprises providing employment opportunities and skills training to young people. 

We would like to invite you to support Ykids by becoming a sponsor of the Believe Awards 2019, an annual high profile event to celebrate the remarkable children and young people of Merseyside. Join us in our vision to see young lives transformed.