The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee Awards

Find out about this year's awards.

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What are the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee Awards?

The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee Awards are awards for young people aged between 7 and 20 years old to support them to get started, improve and excel in sport/art/dance or drama. The Award can be used to cover expenses such as equipment, coaching, travel or fees essential to their progress.

There are three categories:

STARTER - up to £100 awarded for 7-16 year-olds

IMPROVER - up to £300 awarded to 8-18 year-olds (up to 25 for people with a disability)

EXEMPLAR - up to £500 awarded to 14-20 year-olds (up to 25 for people with a disability)

How do I apply?

Applications for 2019 have now closed. Queens Sapphire Jubilee Award Applications will reopen in September 2019.

Applications for Queen's Sapphire Jubilee Awards must be made on the official  pdf icon Sapphire Jubilee Award application and monitoring form [870KB]. Requests by letter, email or telephone will not be considered. Application and monitoring form can be downloaded from this page or can be requested by contacting the council on 01707 357567.

Completed application forms and monitoring forms should be sent with your hand signed reference to:

        The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee Awards

        C/O Laura Jackson

        Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

        The Campus

        Welwyn Garden City

        AL8 6AE

Please complete your own individual application, bulk non-individual applications will not be considered. Please also complete the application in full and not just mark it "refer to attached". Supplementary forms will be accepted but should not be used in place of the application form itself.

The awards will be presented at the Annual Council meeting in May 2019.

Before applying please read the pdf icon Sapphire Jubilee Award Criteria [440KB] carefully to ensure you are eligible to apply.

A panel of members will consider the applications. Please note applicants for an Exemplar Award should also apply for an Improver Award if appropriate, the Grants Board will not automatically place unsuccessful Exemplar applicants into the Improver Category.

Please see the Declaration on the application form for more details.

What happens if I am successful?

  • Awards are presented to successful candidates at Annual Council in May 2019.
  • Successful applicants will receive a cheque for the amount awarded, please note cheques will not be sent out before Annual Council in May 2019.
  • The successful candidates and their guests are invited to an annual presentation ceremony. A photographer is normally present at the ceremony and photos may be used in publicity.
  • Successful applicants must keep us informed of their progress and how the money was spent.





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