NYFC were among only three organisations shortlisted for the national award but missed out on the final prize to The Door, based in Stroud.
Nevertheless, NYFC were highly commended for their line management system, commitment to team building, personal development, training, reflection and prayer time. Staff commented that they felt accepted, loved, encouraged and challenged.
Director of NYFC, Nick Blanch said, “I love working within an organisation that values its people so highly, and this filters from the trustees to staff and volunteers. I think our work with young people is extremely important and therefore to work professionally and look after our staff is a high priority. We’re honoured to be recognised for this.”
The Christian Youth Work Awards, run by Youthscape, are described as ‘all about appreciating and celebrating the incredible work done with young people in churches and through Christian organisations up and down the UK.’
Youthscape CEO, Chris Curtis wrote that “Norwich Youth for Christ represents some of the best examples of Christian Youth Work employers in the UK today. Your work is making a difference in the community you’re serving”.