Fight for Peace has received national and international recognition for its use of sport for development in communities affected by crime and violence.

Some of the prestigious awards and acknowledgements Fight for Peace has received include:

Fight for Peace awarded the Matt Kendall Award by StreetGames (2018)

Fight for Peace named one of the Best One Hundred NGOs in Brazil by ÉPOCA/Instituto Doar (2017)

Fight for Peace awarded an EMpower Champion of Youth Award (2016)

Fight for Peace awarded a Beyond Sport Sport for Conflict Resolution Award (2015)

Fight for Peace named Leader in Sports Management at 5th Leaders of Brazil Awards (2015)

Fight for Peace awarded a Stars Impact Award for Education (2014)

Fight for Peace awarded a Project Oracle Annual Evidence Award (2014)

Fight for Peace awarded a Beyond Sport Innovation through Sport Award (2013)

Fight for Peace International awarded an International Olympic Committee Sport for All Award, (2013)

Luke Dowdney invited to be a Young Global Leader by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum (2009)

Luke Dowdney invited by Tony Blair to be an Ambassador for Beyond Sport (2008)

Luke Dowdney awarded a Laureus Sport for Good Award for his work at Fight for Peace (2007)

Luke Dowdney invited to become an Ashoka Fellow and receive a UnLtd Level 2 Award for his work as a social entrepreneur (2006)

Luke Dowdney awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II for Services to the Prevention of Child Exploitation and Violence in Brazil (2004)