Introducing our 20 to 25 Community winner - Matt Smith!
Matt has been involved in running a youth club in his community in Liverpool for many years, having benefited from its services himself. He has raised over £25,000 for the club, giving young people access to opportunities they would not otherwise have had, from learning a musical instrument to going away camping. On top of studying full-time for a university degree, Matt is also a carer, looking after his mum and younger brother. He has also set up a social enterprise that gives its profits back to the community.
Matt’s project had great local impact and he showed an incredibly strategic attitude, with his hands on approach particularly impressing the judges. He has empowered young people and his volunteering has had a big impact on his community.