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The financial education of young people is voted the initiative that most people want banks to invest in. New research by YouGov, commissioned by Lloyds Banking Group, identified that 45% of the population, selected this as the initiative that they would most like to see put in place by banks.
Celebrating young people and youth organisations alike
This week IBM celebrates 10 years of volunteering for UK Youth at our Outdoor Activity Centre in the New Forest National Park, Avon Tyrrell.
During the week, we'll join many other organisations to inspire the nation to think about what they could pass on to future generations.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Money for Life, which is delivered by UK Youth in partnership with The Mix and funded by Lloyds Banking Group, aims to inspire a generation to make the most of their money. The three year programme comprises of a new online website, where young people can find expert money advice, online training, supportive forums and a crisis helpline. The programme also offers face-to-face peer education training to provide practical Money Masterclasses to young people across the UK.
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.
UK Youth are delighted to announce that we have recently launched the Active Youth Programme.
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 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.
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.
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 has supported and welcomes current conversations between Ambition and NCVYS regarding their potential merger.
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.
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).