Here at Bolton Lads & Girls Club, we think we are the best youth club in the country.

But we’re not the only ones who think so, we are proud to have been the recipient of key national accolades:


Charity Awards winner in the Children and Young People category

The Club was delighted to be recognised by The Charity Awards for its work in helping reduce the amount of young people who were at risk of becoming not in employment, education or training (NEET). Bolton has a high percentage of NEET’s– nearly 13 per cent of 16 to 18-year-olds, but the Club came up with a unique scheme, pathways2success to identify these young people and reengaged them. To read more about why the Club won this award, please click here.



Queens Award for Voluntary Service for Mentoring

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities, in short it is the MBE for the voluntary services and the Club is delighted to have been recognised by this esteemed awards process.

For further information about the The Queen’s Award, please click here.


  • Children and Young People Now Awards winner: Play Award
  • Centre for Social Justice – services for young people runner up
  •  Winner of the 4children Safeguarding award



  • Bolton Sports and Physical Activity Alliance Sports Club of the Year (Bolton) and regional runner up.


Other Awards:

The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For: Listing 2009, 2010, 2011

The Club is proud to have been recognised on a national scale by the Best Companies Accreditation that identifies excellence in the workplace.

Each year Best Companies and The Sunday Times celebrate the best small, mid-size and big workplaces in the UK. Employees from participating organisations are surveyed based on a rigorous methodology. This enables Best Companies to compile lists of the 100 top companies in each size category which The Sunday Times publish. Every year the prestige of this list builds, making this the competition that every organisation wants to be involved in.

Investing In Volunteers Quality Mark

Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work. And here at the Club, volunteers are the ‘backbone’ to the work we do. Without our volunteers we wouldn’t be able to do half of our activities! We are committed to recognizing their involvement and ensuring they receive the relevant training and support they require to carry out their volunteering.


  • Mentoring & Befriending Approved Provider status