The Open Episcopal Church

A member of the International Council of Community Churches & the World Council of Churches


Kind Intent Towards Everyone

Awarding up to 10,000 Pounds

The OEC KITE awards are for young people who are working hard to achieve one or more of the following: peace, reconciliation, justice, a fair distribution of resources, care for the poor - the homeless - refugees, care for the sick - the elderly - the housebound, care for animals and the environment, good relations between those of different faiths - cultures - ethnic groups - persuasions - circumstances, care for those who suffer discrimination, a positive effect in their community, inclusivity.

This may be in their local community, at their school or college or beyond.

Each recipient will receive an award towards or as a recognition of the work or project for which they are responsible, as well as being featured on the KITE award page of this web site. Applicants can either nominate themselves or be nominated They must be under 18 at the time of the application

A description of themselves and their work must be submitted The value of the award will depend on the age of the applicant and the work/project/scheme with which they are involved.  Exceptional OEC KITE awards of greater value, will be issued for work/projects that are viewed as having had and/or going to have the greatest positive effect.

The Awards will be presented on or around Remembrance Sunday, in the hope that they will encourage young people to contribute towards communities and a world of peace, justice and harmony.

The Open Episcopal Church wishes to recognise, honour and inspire young people whose goals and aspirations are selfless and to re-awaken in society the virtue of a life spent in the service of others.

There will also be special KITE Awards in the following categories:

- For the best initiative to overcome bullying arising from prejudice among young people - For the best initiative to empower young women - For the best initiative to encourage original thinking among young people

The Open Episcopal Church is a member of The International Council of Community Churches and so the World Council of Churches

Terms and conditions apply

1. Applications must provide the following details: The person's name, address, telephone number and where applicable, mobile number and email address.  The school or college the person attends or their employment status.  A description of the project of not less than 250 words. All these details can be sent by post to The OEC Kite Awards, Bishops Haven, 105 Danson Crescent, Welling, DA162AS or by email to OEC KITE AWARDS

2.The  awards will be made on or around Remembrance Day . The decision of the Archbishop's Council of the Open Episcopal Church will be final.

3.The Open Episcopal Church and any sponsors of the awards may publicise details of the recipients of the awards and the work for which they have gained their awards.

4.The Open Episcopal Church expects the recipients of the awards to provide a progress report about their work ( if appropriate ) after 6 months and a description of how they have used the award ( if appropriate ).

5.The Awards are received normally by attendance at an Award Ceremony.