The British Citizen Youth Award (BCyA)

In association with Specsavers, the British Citizen Youth Award (BCyA) is designed to recognise the individual endeavours of young people who are positively impacting their communities, helping charities or undertaking exceptional activities in support of others.

Across the nation people are showing kindness and caring to others, but often without the recognition it deserves. The British Citizen Youth Award understands that there is no age limit to selfless acts of kindness, so we have created The British Citizen Youth Award (BCyA) for those aged 18 and under. Young people are the key to our future for making our society and communities a better place to live.

Together with our partner Specsavers, we want to shine the light of positivity on the youth of Britain and highlight the magnificent contribution that young people make to our communities.


“The society we live in tomorrow will be shaped by our youth of today, which is why championing amazing young role models is so very important.

These unsung heroes are the rising stars of the future – let us shine a light on them and celebrate!

I hope that many more youngsters will follow in their footsteps”.

Dame Mary Perkins, BCA Patron

Dame Mary Perkins, DBE
Founder, Specsavers