Ian Jeffrey, Council Cabinet member for children's services and education, said: "All of the young people nominated for these awards have really grown in confidence and self-esteem since working with PAYP
Aston Pride has contributed pounds 100,000 to help fund PAYP and the project has received matched funding from the Government.
Mike Bell, chief executive of Connexions, said: 'We have been delighted by the numbers of young people wanting to take part in activities, which demonstrates the need for programmes such as PAYP.
is a national programme run through by Connexions Black Country and which funds activities during school holidays and after school for hundreds of young people to get involved with.
Sharon Devine, PAYP manager at Coventry Youth Service, said: "Most of our activities take place in the school holidays and Friday nights and weekends during term time.
Since PAYP was introduced in 2003, we have seen a dramatic drop in the number of reported anti-social behaviour incidents in Coventry.
The Youth Inclusion Programme is delivered jointly by the Youth Offending Service Preventions Unit and Connexions PAYP
(Positive Activities for Young People).
The venture was made possible after the YMCA received cash from several organisations including, the Youth Opportunity Fund, PAYP
, the Community Safety Team, Neighbourhood Management, and Positive Action.
Mike Maguire, programme manager for PAYP
, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for the young people of Nuneaton and Bedworth to engage with the youth contact team.