Published on 7th October 2022

Two children celebrating at the NCLB awards

Awards return with six new categories.

We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the No Child Left Behind Awards 2022 which is our annual celebration of the projects and organisations that are making a real difference to local children, young people and their families.  

The uplifting event will be hosted by the Cheltenham Trust at the impressive town hall on Thursday 26 January 2023 and the awards are once again being kindly brought to Cheltenham in association with Punchline-Gloucester.com.

This year, the event will feature six new inspiring awards which will celebrate how organisations and projects are adapting to some of the big issues facing the town and children and families in Cheltenham. The new award categories are:

#OurViewsMatter – Hearing the voices of children and young people and creating change with them

#GoingGreen - Working to improve the environment now and for the future

#FutureLeaders – Giving children and young people the opportunities to become leaders.

#BusinessForChange - Celebrating local businesses that support children and young people

#InclusionWorks – Unlocking the potential of all our children and young people

#DigitalInnovation - Enabling children and young people to thrive in a digital world.


The six returning categories are:

#OurTown - Understanding how child poverty affects our town and taking action.

#GoodMentalHealth - Helping children and young people or families to improve their mental health.

#InspiringLearning - Supporting children and young people to develop a love of learning

#StrongFamilies - Building happy and resilient families.

#PhysicallyActive – Encouraging children and young people and families across the town to get moving.

#FunandFulfilment - Helping children and young people find their strengths and passions.

Cllr Flo Clucas, member for safety and communities, said: “I’m so proud of the many organisations that are working day in, day out to support local children, young people and their families. These are tough times and it is right that we take time out to recognise and celebrate their dedication and commitment.

“I’m also delighted to see the six new categories which reflect some really important issues such as inclusion, climate change and digital innovation. I look forward to seeing who wins at the NCLB awards in January.”

“I’m incredibly grateful to Punchline-Gloucester.com who are once again supporting the awards.”

Mark Owen, editor of Punchline-Gloucester.com, said: “We are incredibly proud to be involved with the NCLB Awards again. Last year was an amazing event and I was blown away by the support of so many brilliant and caring companies sponsoring the category awards - it was fantastic that so many organisations received a huge well deserved thank you as they continue to do incredible work in the community.”

For the nomination form and more information about No Child Left Behind visit: nclbcheltenham.org.uk.


For media enquiries contact communications, telephone 01242 264154, email communications@cheltenham.gov.uk.

To sponsor NCLB award categories contact Beth at Punchline-Gloucester.com, beth@moosemarketingandpr.co.uk.