A Way Out’s Awards

A Way Out is an multi award-winning charity that strives for excellence in everything it does. Here are a few of the awards we’re most proud of:

weston awards2015 Weston Charity Awards.

This prestigious award makes A Way Out one of only 12 successful organisations across the whole of the North of England working in the areas of youth, welfare and community.

The award will enable A Way Out to work with a team of senior business leaders through the organisation Pilotlight, which has been bringing together top business talent with charities of over ten years.

The Garfield Weston Foundation’s Director, Philippa Charles, said:  “We’ve had an amazing response from charities across the North which are tackling some of the toughest challenges such as youth unemployment, mental health issues and homelessness. The twelve winning charities are not only doing great work but are ambitious with their plans – we are looking forward to supporting them to achieve their goals.”     Pilotlight’s chief executive, Gillian Murray, says:   “Charities are telling us that they need support to plan for the future. Many have been hit by funding cuts and changes in the way their services are being contracted. By bringing together charity chief executives with dynamic business leaders we know these charities will benefit and become more sustainable as a result.”

10377984_767533879945427_4767265208166258836_n2014 Catalyst Trustee of the Year Award

Stuart was appointed a trustee in September 2008 and became Chair in April 2009. A former director of The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, Stuart’s portfolio of responsibility in CAFCASS included operational, strategic, budget, commissioning and people management. His national responsibility has included consultation and strategy lead with The Legal Services Commission, the Commission for Equality and Humans Rights and Local Government Offices.



2013 Living Well Trust Winner of the Community Leader Award.jeanna award

Geoff Baxter, Chief Executive of The Living Well Trust Said “It felt that the significant commitment to Coach and the impact this will have on the community as well as the individuals being Coached was a great story that should be heard and celebrated.”

Well Done and Congratulations to our Coach Coordinator Jeanna and her team of volunteers that made this award happen.


2013 OCN Community Innovation Award – Joint Winner



Reliant on volunteers to assist in the various fields of work that we do, this training programme recognises our volunteers for the amazing work that they do, as well as equiping them with the skills that they need to effectively support our services.

OCN Award




Pictured: Esther Gale and Rachel Broughton from A Way Out receiving their award from Ed Young, Trustee at OCN North Region.






£6 Million Social Entrepreneur Awards

(Above) Jessie with Truett Tate, commercial director of Lloyds TSB, winning the prestigious Sunday Times & Bank of Scotland “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award.

(Below from top left) Catalyst’s “Most Enterprising Organisation” award, Vodafone’s “World of Difference” award and VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East) “Outstanding Organisation” award.




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