Published on 2nd November 2021

NCLB Cheltenham awards in association with Punchline

Award nomination deadline extended to Monday 8 November

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) team is delighted to announce that the 2021 NCLB Awards are now in association with  Gloucestershire's No.1 business to business news publication. The ceremony will showcase all the good things happening in Cheltenham that are making a real difference to young people’s lives.

The awards, to be held on Thursday 13 January 2022, at Cheltenham Town Hall will celebrate the projects, groups, services, events, activities or organisations that have supported families over the past year. To celebrate our partnership the nominations for the 12 categories of the awards are extended to Monday 8 November 2021, allowing more opportunity for people to submit nominations and help celebrate organisations doing great work in the town.

Cllr Flo Clucas cabinet member for safety and communities at Cheltenham Borough Council, said: “After a difficult year for local families, it’s fantastic news that we are finally able to get together to celebrate all of the wonderful projects that support local children and their families.

“I’m delighted that will be working with us for the awards. They will bring so much to the event to recognise and reward the transformative work that changes lives and futures. Our partners are vital to the success of No Child Left Behind and we thank all of them for their generosity in partnering with us. We cannot do this alone, but by working together we can make a real difference.

‘’Nominations for the awards have been extended to Monday 8 November. We’d encourage any group or project that wants to highlight their great work to apply and join us in what promises to be a celebratory evening, filled with fun, laughter and joy.’’ Mark Owen MD said: ‘’We’re really proud and excited to be teaming up with No Child Left Behind. The awards are a good opportunity for businesses to support each other and our local community and say a B!G thank you for the great work done during the pandemic.’’

The NCLB awards will again seek to shine a light on the twelve categories listed:

#OurTown - Understanding what child poverty is and how it affects our town

#PositiveRelationships - Highlighting the importance of having good relationships and being kind

#ConfidentGirls - Tackling issues affecting girls, including period poverty and self-esteem

#StrongFamilies - Building happy and resilient families

#CelebratingChildhood - Uniting to celebrate the triumphs and talents of our children

#AmbitiousCareers - Inspiring children to aim high and achieve their potential

#PhysicallyActive - Children and families across the town coming together to get moving

#FunandFulfilment - Helping children find their strengths and passions

#InnovativeEducation - Cheltenham launches a restorative approach to education

#GoodMentalHealth - Finding ways for families to reduce anxiety and have better mental health

#AchievingBoys - Tackling issues affecting boys, including education and criminal exploitation

#EatingWell - Helping families to eat well on a budget.

To nominate and shine a light on those that have made a difference to children and young people in Cheltenham throughout the year, visit 

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