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.
The Scouts are 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.
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. Children who take action in their school are invited to come to WE Day at Wembley Arena - a life changing day of inspiring speakers, music and celebration of young people's changemaking power.
Young Citizens, an initiative of the Citizenship Foundation, has motivated more than 300,000 young people to take social action through primary and secondary school programmes. Our curriculum materials have been used by over 80 per cent of UK secondary schools and 50 per cent of primary schools.
The Key is a charity based in the North East, inspiring belief in young people. Every year thousands of young people get together in 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Diana Award
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!
The Challenge is the UK’s leading social integration charity. Our aim is to create a more integrated society where there is understanding and appreciation of each other's differences. We offer programmes that bring different people together to develop their confidence and skills in connecting with others.
Future Foundations inspires young people to 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.
Year Here is a postgraduate fellowship that challenges Britain’s brightest talents to a year of tackling society’s toughest problems. We give Year Here fellows; high-achieving graduates at the start of their careers a frontline volunteering experience and provide training to help them design a social innovation in response.
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.
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.