Our Awards, how do they work?

Do you know of any young people working to make your county safer? If so, we want to hear from them.

To be eligible for the awards, projects must prevent or reduce crime or antisocial behaviour, or it must assist victims of crime. The initiative must be delivered and managed to some extent by young people.

(The young people should be aged between 5 and 25 years.)

The projects should have a beneficial effect on the community outside of the group, and it should be aimed at reducing and/or preventing crime in the county, be well established, and with benefits already being achieved.

Some of the winners attending the ceremony are themselves vulnerable youngsters, some on the edge of crime or antisocial behaviour. Equally, more often than not they have never been winners either individually or as a group. National Crimebeat is a means to give them the recognition, they deserve, confidence and self-belief.

Awards Day

Judges invite a selection of the very best crime prevention projects to attend the awards ceremony where candidates will make a short presentation to the judges and audience, introducing their work and describing what they have achieved. All finalists will receive a medal, their organisation prize money, a trophy and certificate.


  • First prize – £3,000
  • Second prize – £2000
  • Third prize – £1,500
  • 3 x Highly commended – £1000