Lighting the Fire is our annual awards event that celebrates the young people, adults and organisations that excel at supporting young people to manage the conflict in their lives.

Lighting the Fire


Entries for Lighting the Fire will open in 2019. 

At Leap we know that conflict can take many forms, whether that's violence, aggression, relationship breakdown with family and friends, low self-esteem, bullying or self-harm. 

Every day we see volunteers and professionals carrying out inspirational work to support young people to manage conflict - sometimes without even realising that's what they do. These people are in a variety of places such as schools, children's homes, prisons, youth groups or in the wider community.

Lighting the Fire is a chance for young people, organisations, funders and guests from across all sectors to come together and shine the spotlight on the extraordinary people who make this work happen.

The awards ceremony is planned and hosted by Leap trainers and graduates, and is open to all organisations and individuals across the UK.

 2018 winners

Young Leader (under 25 years old)

  • Michael Bryan

Inspirational Adult 

  • Jenni Steele Jenni Steele Foundation/YANA project


  • United Borders 

Leap Young Leader

Each year Leap trainers, trustees and staff nominate young people involved with Leap who have become role models and leaders for others

  • Courtney Tomlinson - winner 
  • Khaleel Williams - highly commended 

See below for our latest news and updates

Lighting the Fire 2018 - meet the winners

By Gaby Hasham, Communications and Events Assistant
Friday 25th May 2018

Lighting the Fire shortlist announced

By Gaby Hasham, Events Assistant
Thursday 26th April 2018