Million Minutes Awards

Million Minutes, the catholic charity that specifically supports and celebrates the achievements of remarkable young people, is seeking your nominations for its 2022 Awards.

Nominations can be made by anyone, whether friends, family, teachers or clergy.  The charity would like to hear about young people whose actions are an inspiration within the community in a variety of categories (see below).  The winners are drawn from throughout England and Wales and reflect achievements in every area of social action. 

Previous recipients have included young carers, peer mentors, climate change activists!
Check out the Million Minutes 2019 award recipients for inspiration!

Nominees will be shortlisted in each category and the judging panel, made up of celebrated figures, will choose the winners who will be honoured at a ceremony in Parliament in July.

You can nominate young people aged 11-25 for six of the awards. Two awards are especially for recognising the amazing leaders who empower the young people in their communities.  The deadline for nominations is 8 pm 15th May 2022.



Name of Award Award Type
Pope Francis Award Overall Youth Award (open to all nominees)
Cardinal Hume Award Young People empowering / assisting the poor 
Barbara Wood Award Young People caring for the environment
Dorothy Day Award For young people encouraging community participation / social action
Jimmy Mizen Award Young People Promoting peace

The Rutilio Grande & Companions Award 

Award sponsored by the Jesuits in Britain for Clergy or Religious committed to social action transformation that includes young people
The Joseph Cardijn Award For young people protecting the dignity of workers and students
The Josephine Bakhita Award Young People committed to promoting human dignity
The CYMFED Award Award for inspiring youth worker or minister               

The Josephine Bakhita Award