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Humanitarian Citizen Awards

Celebrating the extraordinary things ordinary young people do.

Every day young people are making a huge difference to other people's lives across the UK. They are giving first aid, befriending vulnerable people, fundraising and campaigning for good causes.

The annual British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards celebrate these extraordinary young people aged 25 and under. Nominations for the 2016 awards will be open soon.

The four award categories are:

  • fundraising
  • first aid
  • community action; and
  • volunteering.

There is an award for each category in addition to an overall winner. Both individuals and groups of young people can be nominated. 

The awards ceremony takes place in the House of Commons at the Palace of Westminster to which all short-listed nominees are invited to attend.

Winners will collect a fantastic prize kindly provided by the event sponsors Canon.

If you know an extraordinary young person, or group, make sure you nominate them for the 2016 awards, opening soon

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Meet one of our previous winners

HCA winner 2012 Erin McNeill

Erin McNeill won our overall award for educating people about fire safety after she herself was caught in a horrific house fire.

More about Erin >