The Spark Awards celebrate talent across the sector – and the shortlist has been announced!

The year marks The Foyer Federation’s 26th anniversary. To mark this we will host the Spark Awards, with a drinks reception, a three-course gala-style dinner and entertainment to celebrate the achievements and innovations of our membership.

When: 4 October 2018 (19:00 until 23:00)

Where: Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5SE

Our panel were inundated with incredibly inspiring applications and it was a tough choice coming up with a shortlist – we would like to thank everybody who nominated. Please see the shortlisted nominees below:



The Spark Awards ceremony will appreciate the often un-sung contributions of the Foyers, their staff and their young people. They also transcend stereotypes, challenge unconscious bias and promotes social mobility that inspires the confidence in the ‘advantage’ of all young people regardless of background. An amazing chance to celebrate our networks hard work and achievements! To buy your tickets please click on the link below or email and we can invoice you!  





Awards 2017 overview


Over a three course dinner, young people, staff and Foyers were recognised across 10 award categories. With over 100 delegates in attendance, there was a vibrant atmosphere and each winner was announced to thunderous applause, recognising the hard work and dedication each put into supporting young people.

The Foyer Federation’s CEO Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa said, “The Awards shone a spotlight on successes that might otherwise be overlooked. They were the perfect platform to showcase Foyer talent and the abundance of young and staff talent was phenomenal. There was a tremendous buzz in the room, with both the anticipation of who was going to win and the feel good factor when the winner was announced.

Our previous winners told us how their win affected them. Read more here.