The Scotland’s Young People’s Forest project is shortlisted for a national charity award

YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot set to star at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards.

The Scotland’s Young People’s Forest project is shortlisted for national charity award
Scotland's Young People's Forest members smiling for a group photo on a nature reserve.

We have some exciting news to share – our Scotland’s Young People’s Forest  project is a finalist in the Climate Conscious category for this year’s Scottish Charity Awards!

YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot set to star at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards!

Run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Scottish Charity Awards celebrate the best of Scotland’s voluntary sector. The Scotland’s Young People’s Forest (SYPF) project has been recognised as a finalist in the Climate Conscious category and are encouraging those in and around Scotland to vote for them.

This year’s shortlist includes 32 individuals and organisations from charities and voluntary groups across the country following a record-breaking number of nominations. While a judging panel will determine the winners under nine distinct categories, members of the public can have their say by voting for their favourite overall entry in the People’s Choice Award.

Scotland's Young People's Forest member smiling at camera

‘Getting shortlisted feels amazing! Scotland’s Young People’s Forest is a project that’s given me so much hope over the past few years so it’s really exciting for everybody’s hard work to be recognised in this way. I hope it helps more people to find us and share in what we’re creating.’ Josie, Youth Leadership Panel

‘This means a lot to me and should mean a lot to Scotland’s young people in general as it shows that the impact we are having is being recognised throughout Scotland and it shows that Scotland’s young people can have this big an impact when given the chance. It is important that SYPF is recognised this way as we can be a visible example to young people and other environmental organisations that are looking to try and achieve something like this and can show how well it can work.’  Finlay, Youth Leadership Panel

Hedgehog house at Barons Haugh

The 2023 Scottish Charity Awards winners will be announced at a celebratory awards ceremony in Edinburgh on 23 June 2023 – hosted by TV presenter Sally Magnusson.

Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of SCVO, said: “This year’s Scottish Charity Awards are a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the exceptional individuals and groups within our vibrant sector.

“This year’s record-breaking number of nominations underlines the strength of Scotland’s voluntary sector, and the crucial work that we see from charities and voluntary organisations across the country. The hard work and dedication of people and organisations like these 32 finalists are making Scotland a better place to live and work.  

“There is still a chance to have your own voice heard by voting in the People’s Choice Award. Don’t be late – participate!”

Scotland's Young People's Forest member cutting a tree

We need your support to gather as many votes as possible for Scotland’s Young People’s Forest to win the People’s Choice Award – can you help us?

To view the full list of finalists, visit the SCVO website.

Simply vote for us before 5pm on Wednesday 24 May 2023 on the Scottish Charity Awards website here, then let everyone know you’ve voted for us on social media! Remember to:

Thank you for your support!

Check out this video of the project.