Bright Future Prize 2022


ACT is thrilled to announce that the Bright Future Prize has returned for its second year, supporting projects developed by teens with big dreams to make a difference in their communities.

The Bright Future Prize was launched in 2021 to fund the innovative ideas of the next generation of community leaders who are committed to driving positive change and inspiring others.

We were blown away by the young people and their projects, so this year we’re back to do it all again with a £40,000 fund to be invested in teens aged 13 - 19.

Meet our finalists for 2022!

This year, we received applications from young people right across the world. 

Get to know each of the eight teenagers who have made our shortlist and learn more about their bright ideas for community projects to make a difference. 

Over the next month, through our Finalist Showcase, we’re sharing videos from each of our ACT Bright Future Prize 2022 finalists! Watch to hear their stories, more about their bright idea, and why they're passionate about giving back.

Discover our Bright Future Prize finalists 2022



“It’s been a privilege to read through all this year’s Bright Future Prize applications. The range of ideas has been incredible, and each one showed such drive to make a Rory Best, ACT Trustee and former Irish and British Lions Rugby captaindifference where it matters most – in the community!  Myself, and the rest of ACT’s Trustees, are really looking forward to learning even more about each project in the next stage – all the very best of luck!” Rory Best, ACT Trustee and former Irish and British Lions Rugby captain


The final round of judging will take place later in the year, when our ACT Trustees including Rory Best will select four winners, who will be announced in October.

Follow ACT on Instagram to make sure you're first to see videos from each of our shortlisted teens as part of our finalists showcase.


What is the Bright Future Prize?

The Bright Future Prize is hosted by Ardonagh Community Trust (ACT), the registered charity of one of the world's leading insurance brokers, The Ardonagh Group, and empowers teens with big dreams to make a difference in their communities through a £40,000 fund.

We’re searching for the next generation of community leaders and innovators, who are committed to driving positive change and inspiring their community of choice – this could be a geographical area, a group of people united by a shared interest or charity, or a national or global cause.

The prize is open teenagers aged 13–19, located anywhere across the world where The Ardonagh Group has a presence, including the UK, Ireland, Australia, the United States, South Africa, and Gibraltar.


Introducing this year’s categories

This year we have four categories, each linked to a different way young people can make their community better, brighter and stronger.

The £40,000 prize fund will be shared across all four categories, meaning winners will receive £10,000 (or equivalent local currency) to make their project a reality, alongside mentoring opportunities, from ACT.


Discover our 2021 finalists

Find out about all our 2021 Bright Future Prize finalists and their projects, including our winning team of three, Dawn to the Light.


Stay up to date with the Bright Future Prize and ACT

We love sharing the people and stories behind our work.

Follow ACT on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – search @ArdonaghCT.

Read about the people and projects we've supported on the Our Stories section of the ACT website.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the ACT team by emailing


Read the full terms and conditions for the prize.