Peter Scott Award

The Peter Scott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Charity

Peter F Scott CBE was a philanthropist with imagination and an unwavering enthusiasm for the people and the geography of the North West, and Kendal in particular. He sought engagement with those from all walks of life and endowed our Trust with the assets that allow us to support so many charitable enterprises operating in Cumbria and North Lancashire today.

The Peter Scott Award, which was created to commemorate his legacy, recognises individuals working in the third sector who share his passion for the area, his interest in people, and his philanthropic values.

The recipients are considered and proposed each year by our Director and then selected by our Board. It is therefore a very low key and personal Award, concentrating on celebrating the achievements of recipients, their organisations, and the impact that they have.

The most successful initiatives in the sector are about more than a charitable idea; they are about truly excellent people who make a real difference, people who are often unsung, working in difficult conditions and challenging themselves and others.

All of the Peter Scott Award recipients so far have been supported by our Trust, and we have worked with them, observed them, and witnessed the effect that they have on the people they work with. On reading their profiles, you will see that they have persistence, imagination, drive, ingenuity, and – above all – a great deal of humanity. You will also see that they are excellent managers and leaders.

Each recipient is valued, admired and worthy of the Peter Scott Award and all that it represents and we look forward to adding to this cadre of extraordinary people in the years ahead.

Peter Scott Award recipients:

2014 – Jan Davinson (Cumbria Federation of Young Farmers)

2016 – Paul Rowe (Phoenix Youth Project)

2017 – Yakub Patel (Marsh Community Centre & Lancashire Youth Challenge)