Search for Doncaster teens with community-changing ideas for £20,000 prize

Teens from across Doncaster with bright ideas for their communities are being encouraged to apply for a new £20,000 Bright Future Prize - to help them change the world around them for the better.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 1:10 pm

The initiative comes from Ardonagh Community Trust (ACT), the charity arm of the parent company that owns local insurance firm URIS.

Derek Coles, CEO of URIS, explained: “URIS right back to its early days as Direct Group has always had a passion for supporting local charities and giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and of course this has been even more important in light of the global pandemic in the past 12 months.

“For me personally, and professionally, having joined the ACT board of Trustees this year, I’m particularly proud to support this new venture from Ardonagh’s charity arm and be a part of bringing such a great campaign to the young people of Doncaster.

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“The charity is looking for 15-19-year-olds who are the next generation of community leaders, charity fundraisers, blue-sky thinkers or social activists. The Bright Future Prize is open to young people across the UK and Ireland, but it would be great to see an opportunity given to a young person who is already making a difference in our local area.”

Applications for the Bright Future Prize are now open until 21 May. There are small grants alongside the £20,000 main prize available for the best ideas, and winners will get support to put them into motion.

Find out more and make your application at