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UK Youth named as one of the recipients of Spirit of 2012’s new funds to mark women’s suffrage centenary

Spirit of 2012 today announced new development funding for two innovative projects that will empower girls and young women to change their communities for the benefit of other girls.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit UK Youth member

Positive Youth Foundation in Coventry, one of UK Youth’s members, received a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 16th January 2018



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Trip to World Para Athletics - Guest Blog

Connor Southern, an ambassador from our Active Youth programme blogs for us on the Canal Boat Adventure Project's visit to the World Para Athletics in London.



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The misconception about ‘tech-savvy’ millennials

To celebrate Computer Science Education Week, hear how UK Youth and Microsoft are helping inspire young people to take part in an Hour of Code.


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Tackling digital exclusion

Find out how our Digi-Know programme is helping to tackle digital exclusion on a national scale, while creating local impact. 


HRH The Princess Royal and F1 Legend Nigel Mansell CBE celebrate young people in the New Forest

UK Youth’s Patron HRH The Princess Royal and our President Nigel Mansell CBE visited our outdoor centre, Avon Tyrrell, in the New Forest, Hampshire on Friday 29th September.

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UK Youth and Ambition join forces

More than 60 years after initial conversations were held, UK Youth Ambition have official merged.



UK Youth Achievement Awards are back

We're very excited to relaunch the UK Youth Achievement Award to celebrate the achievements of young people. The accredited, flexible framework can be tailored to almost any activity, helping to inspire all young people to build bright futures.


PwC vote UK Youth as new Charity Partner

PwC employees voted UK Youth their new Charity Partner. The funds raised will help UK Youth improve the social mobility of young people across the UK.



What's UK Youth Voice all about?

Hear from Kerrie, one of our young reps about her experience with UK Youth Voice after her first residential trip.





Discover more about one of our members, Waterfront Sports and Education Academy

Set in the backstreets of Leicester, Waterfront Sports and Education Academy is a truly inspiring club with truly inspiring young people. 



UK Youth launches new programme to tackle digital exclusion

UK Youth joins pioneering new programme to support young people most at risk of digital exclusion.




UK Youth wins a National CSR Award

We are very pleased to announce that we have been crowned the winners of the Best Individual Community Project award at the National CSR Awards for our partnership with Microsoft.

Join us for Creative Collisions 2017

Save the date for the UK’s leading youth sector event – 03 May | London . Tickets available now



Generation Code Challenge Winners Announcement 2017

Celebrating the National and Regional Winners of the Generation Code Challenge 2017



Youth sector join forces to call on political parties to tackle social mobility for young people

Eight leading youth organisations join forces at Creative Collisions to call all major political parties to address social inequality for young people.

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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.


UK Youth's tribute to Princess George Galitzine

UK Youth’s Vice-President Princess George Galitzine was one of the charity’s longest term supporters and actively involved with our work for over 60 years.


£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.


The UK Youth Awards Launch

Celebrating young people and youth organisations alike



Money for Life Launch

New research by YouGov, commissioned by Lloyds Banking Group, identified that 45% of the population, selected financial education as the initiative that they would most like to see put in place by banks.


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.


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.

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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. 



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. 

Money for Life
Money for Life

Money for Life, which is delivered by UK Youth 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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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