Who We Are


With a history spanning over a century and a network reaching over 830,500 young people, UK Youth is the largest national body for the youth sector.

Last year we spent £4.3 million on direct delivery work to young people, piloting new approaches, investing in areas of high deprivation and low provision, supporting outdoor education and rolling out successful programmes nationwide.


Our Vision: a bright future for every young person, whatever their background or circumstance.

In this way, they will make a successful transition from childhood to adulthood with the capabilities they need to become happy, healthy, valued members of the community, fully equipped to access employment and achieve their aspirations. 


Our Mission: to work hand in hand with young people - and the dedicated organisations supporting them - to develop the skills, belief, courage and leadership to build a bright future. 

We achieve our mission by giving young people a voice so they can influence the world around them, creating innovative and inspiring national programmes, and supporting the youth development organisations in our membership. We believe in co-creating programmes with young people and delivering them in partnership with both community-based and targeted youth organisations.


Watch our promotional film about why our work is so important:

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