Published on 14th December 2022

Play Gloucestershire children win NCLB award

#NCLBAwards2022 - Shining a light on projects that have made a difference!

We are proud to announce the 27 finalists and 8 sponsors our 2022 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) awards.

The annual celebration of the many organisations and projects that are supporting local children and families is being held on Thursday 26 January 2023 at Cheltenham Town Hall

This incredibly special event is once again being kindly brought to Cheltenham in association with

There are six new inspiring award categories this year that will shine a light on how organisations and projects are adapting to some of the big issues facing the town, children and families.

Cllr Flo Clucas, member for communities and safety at Cheltenham Borough Council, said: “Our children mean a great deal to all of us and those organisations and people who have been involved. Through No Child Left Behind we are able to offer improved life chances and hope to our most disadvantaged children. It is what inspires organisations and businesses to help our Cheltenham communities. It is a great privilege to work with them and for our children and young people.

“The awards have new categories and there is so much to celebrate including all those who have given their time, money and resources to make a difference. Cheltenham should be proud of every one of them and I look forward to the awards in January, which would not be possible if it weren’t for our fantastic sponsors.

“I am really pleased to welcome Infrastar as our headline sponsor, their support is really valued and we look forward to working with them.”

Mark Owen, editor of Punchline Gloucester, said: "I'm really proud to be able to be involved in this year's awards and to be able to help as much as we can in supporting these fantastic organisations who are making such a difference to children and families."

The list of sponsored categories and finalists are:  

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

The finalists are Springbank Community Group, Boys Brigade in Hesters Way and Cheltenham Borough Homes – Art Shape.

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

Sponsored by GlosCol

The finalists are Belmont School, Planet Cheltenham and The Community Rest Garden.

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

Sponsored by Creed Foodservice

The finalists are: Chi Wai Family Martial Arts, CCP and Essential Space CIC.

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

Sponsored by Infrastar

The finalists are: Inspire to Aspire, Planet Cheltenham and Every Cloud Play and Creative Arts Therapy.

#StrongFamilies - Building happy and resilient families.

The finalists are: Family Space, St Peters and the Moors Big Local and Essential Space CIC.

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

Sponsored by Randall & Payne

The finalists are: Gardners Lane Primary School, The Rock and Planet Cheltenham.

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

Sponsored by Brickhampton Court

The finalists are: Move More, Just Camps and Cheltenham Town Community Trust’.

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

Sponsored by Hartpury University and College

The finalists are: Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham Animal Shelter and The Rock.

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

The finalists are: The Rock, Cheltenham Children’s Choir and Cheltenham Town Community Trust.

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

The finalists are: Move More, Barking Buds, Every Cloud Play Creative Arts Therapy, Inspire to Aspire and Creed Catering.

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

Sponsored by Renishaw

The finalists are: Essential Space CIC, Goals Beyond Grass and Cheltenham Animal Shelter.

#DigitalInnovation - Enabling children and young people to thrive in a digital world Sponsored by Punchline Gloucester

The finalists are: IT Schools Africa, Fun Science Cheltenham and Digital Woof Ltd.

To keep up to date with all the latest NCLB awards announcements follow No Child Left Behind on Facebook and twitter @NCLBchelt #NCLBAwards2022.

For media enquiries contact communications: email [email protected] or telephone 01242 26433.

Notes: Organisations interested in sponsoring remaining No Child Left Behind Award categories should contact Beth at Punchline- Gloucester [email protected].