Thank you to our Active Youth Programme Supporters

UK Youth are delighted to announce that we have recently launched the Active Youth Programme.

Active Youth is a 2 year programme dedicated to getting young people from deprived areas in Cumbria, Leicestershire, Cheshire West and the Wirral involved in physical activity. 

Working alongside regional youth associations, local youth clubs and local authorities, UK Youth will work with 2,640 currently inactive young people by delivering an initial 6-session 'get active' course, and laying the foundations for further development of the programme in other areas of the UK.

The programme will provide training and accreditation to local young activity ambassadors across the two years, who will promote a peer-led approach to physical activity. These ambassadors will be involved in the design of the programme and each work with further young people in their community who are not regularly undertaking exercise.

The key aims of the programme are:

  • Young people feel encouraged and supported to get involved with physical activity
  • Young people enjoy taking part in physical activity and feel the benefits
  • Young people feel more likely to get involved in regular physical activities having taken part in the Active Youth Programme.
  • Young people improve their confidence, self-esteem, determination, emotional wellbeing and resilience.

To reach as many young people as possible with this high impact initiative, and to also create a lasting legacy for those communities, through the production of resources, tools and infrastructure, UK Youth require a total of £350,000.

UK Youth have successfully been awarded just under £300,000 funding from Sport England to develop and launch the initiative, meaning there was a funding gap of over £50,000. 

To help raise these much needed funds we invited individuals and businesses to invest in the Active Youth Programme.

UK Youth would like to acknowledge with thanks the very kind donations we have received:

Funding Body


Paul Auston - Checkmate Group

Tim Horrocks - Quilter Cheviot UK

Matt Price - Holley Holland

Nikolay Gurianov - Braintree

Emma Tamblingson - Morgan Stanley

Nigel Mansell CBE

Official Supporters

Rupert Blake - HSBC

Howard Dawber - Canary Wharf Group plc

Anne Frost - Robert Langley

Martin Gilbert - Aberdeen Asset Management

Dr Shirin Parsno - Nova Dental Care

Gareth Roberts - Greyfriars Asset Management LLP

Shaun Sheppard - Holley Holland

Peter Stephens - Cavendish Ware

Graeme Swan – EY

These official supporters and partners of the Active Youth Programme were formally recognised at a private dinner at Boisdale Canary Wharf on Wednesday 23rd March in the presence of UK Youth’s President Nigel Mansell CBE and Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE.

Thank you to Nyetimber and Gonzales Byass UK for their sponsorship of the dinner. You can view highlights from the event here.

To find out more about the Active Youth Programme contact or call  07711 016057

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