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The UK Youth Awards Launch

Celebrating young people and youth organisations alike





IBM's 10 Years of Support

This week IBM celebrates 10 years of volunteering for UK Youth at our Outdoor Activity Centre in the New Forest National Park, Avon Tyrrell. 




Remember a Charity in your Will Week

During the week, we'll join many other organisations to inspire the nation to think about what they could pass on to future generations.



£80m new funding for the youth sector

Following the news that the Government and the Big Lottery Fund have invested £80m in the youth sector, hear what our CEO thinks of the news.



UK Youth and Aiimi celebrate City Giving Day
UK Youth and Aiimi celebrate City Giving Day

UK Youth is thrilled to celebrate City Giving Day (27th September) with our corporate partner Aiimi. The day will see the Lord Mayor champion positive charity and community activities that companies and organisations undertake in the City of London.

NCS Pathfinder Programme

UK Youth is pleased to announce its participation in the NCS autumn Pathfinder programme, which launches today.  We will be working with our members to deliver to pilot programmes in the coming months testing new and innovative approaches to the delivery of the NCS model.

4Youth's members join UK Youth

After the announcement that 4Youth will be formally closing on 30th September 2016, all members of the charity will be integrated into UK Youth’s network for two years from 1st September.


UK Youth and NYA initiate shared services talks

UK Youth and NYA have initiated discussions to explore the benefits of a shared services model that will enable both organisations to sustain high quality services for young people in the most cost effective way.


London Marathon 2016
Team UK Youth's London Marathon 2016

On Sunday 24th April 2016, our #TeamUKYouth London Marathon 2016 runners took on the iconic 26.2 mile challenge to support UK Youth’s vital work with young people.

Lloyds Money for Life

UK Youth is delighted that it has been appointed by Lloyds Banking Group to deliver a financial education programme for young people vulnerable to financial exclusion in some of the most deprived areas across the UK.  The programme, a refreshed version of Money for Life, the Group’s award-winning personal money management programme is scheduled to launch in September 2016.

Gap's Triathlon Challenge for UK Youth
Gap's Triathlon Challenge for UK Youth

UK Youth are delighted that 16 Gap Stores in the UK and Ireland have chosen to support UK Youth as part of the organisation’s global volunteer month.

Active Youth Programme Supporters
Thank you to our Active Youth programme supporters

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

Starbucks Youth Action Film
Watch the Starbucks Youth Action Film Here

Starbucks Youth Action 2015 / 2016 applications are now closed BUT we recently visited one of our funded projects and have produced a film with SBTV about the work they have been doing.

Local Youth Groups Today: The Value, the Challenge, the Opportunity

UK Youth commissioned the research in response to the turmoil much of the youth sector finds itself in. Whilst there are fantastic, high impact youth projects happening all across the UK, there is also widespread concern that valuable services are losing support and funding.

UK Youth agree the transfer of NCVYS services and functions
UK Youth agree the transfer of vital NCVYS services and functions

Following the sad closure of NCVYS in March 2016, UK Youth has agreed to take forward a number of their most vital services and functions to ensure that their good work continues.

Starbucks Youth Action - Football
Building relationships through the beautiful game

Sands End Youth Club were funded through the Starbucks Youth Action Programme to deliver a project to address the concerns of young people within the local community through football. 

UK Youth responds to merger between Ambition & NCVYS

UK Youth has supported and welcomes current conversations between Ambition and NCVYS regarding their potential merger.

UK Youth Awarded Social Action Fund
UK Youth awarded share of £1.2m fund

UK Youth has been awarded a share of £1.2m from the Cabinet Office and the Pears Foundation as part of the Youth Social Action Fund.

Youth Awards
Our Youth of the Year winners have been named

Five of the UK's most inspirational young people have been awarded the accolade of 'Youth of the Year 2015' for overcoming adversity to achieve their personal goals including Agnes (Eng), Jodie (Wal), Liam (Sco), Jordan (NI) and Dylan (ROI).

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