Our Founding Members

We are led by a National Steering Committee of our founding members, who appoint our Trustee Board and are responsible for our founding mission. Our Steering Committee meets twice a year to set the strategic direction of Generation Change and review progress against our mission.

City Year UK

City Year UK recruits 18 to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time voluntary ...

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City Year UK recruits 18 to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time voluntary service. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, they support pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK, while gaining valuable leadership experience and boosting their own career prospects

The Citizenship Foundation

Citizenship Foundation has motivated more than 300,000 young people to take social action through primary and secondary ...

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Citizenship Foundation has motivated more than 300,000 young people to take social action through primary and secondary school programmes. The Citizenship Foundation's curriculum materials have been used by over 80 per cent of UK secondary schools and 50 per cent of primary schools.

The Challenge

The Challenge is the UK’s leading social integration charity. Our aim is to help create a more integrated society ...

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The Challenge is the UK’s leading social integration charity. Our aim is to help create a more integrated society where there is understanding and appreciation of each other's differences. We design and deliver programmes that bring different people together to develop their confidence and skills in understanding and connecting with others. The first programme we designed was the National Citizen Service and today we are a major provider of the programme

The Scouts Association

The Scouts Association is the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25 year ...

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The Scouts Association is the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6 to 25 year olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Year Here

Year Here is a postgraduate fellowship that challenges Britain’s brightest talents to a year of tackling society’s ...

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Year Here is a postgraduate fellowship that challenges Britain’s brightest talents to a year of tackling society’s toughest problems. In partnership with leading social sector partners such as Citizens UK, Teach First and O2 Think Big, we give Year Here fellows; high-achieving graduates and young people at the start of their careers – volunteering experiences at the frontline of Britain’s social sector.

Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters is a national charity leading UK volunteering in policy and practice. They inspire committed ...

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Volunteering Matters is a national charity leading UK volunteering in policy and practice. They inspire committed and ambitious volunteers to power change in their communities by delivering targeted, innovative and professional programmes nationwide. They engage more than 30,000 volunteers in over 180 programmes every year.

The Diana Award

The Diana Award has recognised 39,000 ordinary young people who have made an extraordinary difference to their ...

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The Diana Award has recognised 39,000 ordinary young people who have made an extraordinary difference to their community. But receiving a Diana Award is only the beginning. Through the Diana Network and our anti-bullying and mentoring programmes, we empower, engage, and encourage young people to keep up the good work!

V•Inspired

V•Inspired creates inspiring ways for young people to reach their potential through volunteering and social action. ...

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V•Inspired creates inspiring ways for young people to reach their potential through volunteering and social action. Young people are at the heart of everything it does: they inspire and shape its diverse programmes and innovative digital services. So that they can make a difference to the things they care about in ways that are right for them – whether that is through online campaigns, volunteering with a charity, or by setting up their own social action project. And as a result, they build up their skills, confidence and readiness for work.

Envision

Envision works specifically with schools to deliver a social action programme, Community-Apprentice, for key stage ...

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Envision works specifically with schools to deliver a social action programme, Community-Apprentice, for key stage four and key stage five pupils in Bristol, Birmingham and London. The programme is supported by a strong evidence base.

WE

WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world.
In the UK, ...

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WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world.
In the UK, the WE Schools programme provides free educational resources for teachers and a range of learning opportunities for students — including a full calendar of action campaign ideas. WE Schools challenges young people to identify the local and global issues that spark their passion and then empowers them with the tools to take action.

Student Hubs

Student Hubs believes that when students are supported to tackle social challenges, learn about issues and connect ...

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Student Hubs believes that when students are supported to tackle social challenges, learn about issues and connect with each other, both communities and students benefit. Working closely with university partners in the UK, we provide students with opportunities to engage in a wide range of social action activities.

UpRising

UpRising is a leadership programme for 19-25 year olds. Our mission is to open pathways to power for talented young ...

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UpRising is a leadership programme for 19-25 year olds. Our mission is to open pathways to power for talented young adults from diverse and under-represented backgrounds, and to equip them with the knowledge, networks, skills, and confidence to transform their communities in Britain and beyond for the better.

Young UnLtd

Young UnLtd backs people aged 11-21 who want to change their world for the better. We do this by providing cash ...

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Young UnLtd backs people aged 11-21 who want to change their world for the better. We do this by providing cash Awards and support to launch projects. We look for projects and people who want to make a change in their world. When we find these people they become Award Winners and their project gets our backing and support.

Future Foundations

Future Foundations is committed to inspiring young people to achieve their full potential and become leaders in ...

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Future Foundations is committed to inspiring young people to achieve their full potential and become leaders in their lives so they can contribute their skills, talents and passion to society. We deliver training for individual schools students and teachers. We also work closely with government, private sector and third sector organisations to deliver a range of youth leadership programmes.

Ashoka

Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs — men and women with system changing ...

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Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs — men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Since 1981, Ashoka has elected almost 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in 70 countries.

National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service is a personal and social development programme for young people. It invites all Year ...

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National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service is a personal and social development programme for young people. It invites all Year 11 and Year 12 students to be the best they can be, whatever their background and ambition. NCS provides them with the opportunity to develop the tools, skills and belief to unlock their potential and make their mark in their communities.

The Key

The Key is a North East based charity inspiring belief in young people. Every year thousands of young people get ...

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The Key is a North East based charity inspiring belief in young people. Every year thousands of young people get together in little teams and use their imaginations to think, plan, do and review their very own youth-led Key Projects. As a result, young people build key personal and social skills and develop their self-confidence and resilience.