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Flourish Awards 2023

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In September, the Flourish Awards saw people from across Norfolk gather to celebrate the people, projects, teams and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to help children and young people in Norfolk Flourish.

Hosted by the Children and Young People's Strategic Alliance (CYPSA), the event received over 300 nominations, with 160 different nominees selected. Eight winners have been announced across the categories, with 16 others named Finalists. Congratulations to all the winners!

The Flourish Awards eBrochure will tell you everything you need to know about the 2023 awards, celebrating every nominee, finalist and winner for each category.

Flourish Awards eBrochure (PDF) [3MB]

The full list of winner and finalists is: 

  • Family & Friends Award 
    • WINNER: Dawn George - Freethorpe Primary School 
    • FINALIST: Twinkle's SEN Activity Days CIC  
    • FINALIST: West Norfolk Deaf Association 
  • Learning Award  
    • WINNER: Forest School for Life  
    • FINALIST: Norfolk Museums' Learning & Engagement Team - Rachael Williams  
    • FINALIST: Squirrels Reception Class - Heather Avenue Infant School 
  • Opportunity Award  
    • WINNER: The Hamlet Charity 
    • FINALIST: The Boost Project  
    • FINALIST: Open Road West Norfolk  
  • Understood Award 
    • WINNER: Norse Catering 
    • FINALIST: Norfolk in Care Council 
    • FINALIST: Breckland Youth Advisory Board (YAB) 
  • Resilience Award  
    • WINNER: MAP Advice Service  
    • FINALIST: Solace Partnerships - UASC services  
    • FINALIST: The Bread Kitchen  
  • Individual Award 
    • WINNER: Morgan's Academy of Dance  
    • FINALIST: Visible Festival - NANSA  
    • FINALIST: Days of Welcome/Schools of Sanctuary
  • Safe & Secure Award 
    • WINNER: The Matthew Project - Young People's Team 
    • FINALIST: Crucial Crew (Norfolk Fire & Rescue)  
    • FINALIST: Targeted Youth Support Service - with special mention of Charmaine Goldsmith  
  • Healthy Award 
    • WINNER: Transforming Care Navigators - Integrated Care Board  
    • FINALIST: Toshi Ryu martial arts  
    • FINALIST: Cup O-T

The awards ceremony was supported by Norse Group, New- U, Norwich City Football Club and Norwich Community Support Foundation, Norfolk Music Hub and Norwich Theatre Royal and Big Sky Creative. Winners were selected by a panel of young people and parent carers from a variety of participation groups including the Youth Advisory Boards, DRAGONs, Family Voice Norfolk, Unity, The Matthew Project, NSFT Participation and the Norfolk In-Care Council.

You can learn more about the Flourish framework or make Flourish Pledge for your organisation. If you have any questions, please contact

Stay tuned for news about the Flourish Awards 2024!


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