Chilypep have been announced the winners of the Voice and Influence award at the VAS Make a Difference Awards.
The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 22nd December. The awards organisers, Voluntary Action Sheffield, say the ceremony is to showcase the work of dedicated organisations and individuals in the city who work to improve the lives of others.
The Voice and Influence Award, sponsored by the Business Improvement District (BID), recognises the importance of people’s engagement in local democracy and the vital role people play in giving others a voice to influence the city.
Chilypep Participation Project Worker Ellie Munday said:
“We are thrilled to have won the ‘Voice and Influence Award’, as this represents exactly what Chilypep is all about! The voices and views of young people influence everything that Chilypep does, and this award is a testament to all their amazing, creative ideas and hard work across all of our projects.”
Chilypep have been working with young people across the city to make sure their voices are heard around issues that are important to them.
Chilypep project member Beth Goodwin said:
“What a phenomenal achievement and great recognition for the hard work we do at Chilypep to change services for the better. Our voice and influence as young people really does make a difference and this has been showcased in winning the award. What a brilliant end to the year!”
Chilypep’s purpose is to give young people in Sheffield and Barnsley the platform and the power to realise the potential of their own voices and have influence over decisions that affect them not only at a local level, but also nationally.