We work with a wide range of organisations to reach young people and provide them with varied and accessible opportunities to learn, develop skills and increase employability. Our work with high profile corporate partners enables us to deliver innovative and inspiring programmes that have a significant impact on young people's key capabilities.
Here are some of the key programmes - please click on the boxes to find out more information:
Change Squad is an exciting new programme open to young people aged 12-20 from rural or disadvantaged areas in the South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber, North West and North East. Up to £400 of funding will be available for 150 Change Squad projects, to enable them to start out on their social action journey.
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.
Our Big Music Project is all about empowering young people with opportunities through the power of music. We work with the biggest brands in music, breaking barriers by creating and highlighting the best opportunities for young people across the UK, running everything from training schemes and careers advice to work experience, internships and hands-on skills building projects. The programme is a partnership between UK Youth and Global, funded by The Big Lottery Fund.
Our Microsoft-funded programme, Generation Code, brings the youth sector together with the best computer science trainers to inspire and encourage young people aged 10 – 16 to engage with computing and get creative, get connected and ultimately, get coding.
13,565 were supported by the Democracy programme which was designed to increase young people's political engagement. Key achievements:
- We trained 222 youth leaders
- Youth leaders trained 1,746 democracy champions
- 11,374 young people were peer educated
- 824 young people registered to vote
Unfortunately this programme is no longer running
UPS Road Code is a road hazard awareness programme for young people aged 13-19. It combines workshops led by UPS driver volunteers and the chance to practise ‘behind the wheel’ of a driving simulator. The aim of UPS Road Code is to empower young people to be safe in and around cars, before they start learning to drive. The programme delivers vital messages about both passenger and new driver safety that aren’t consistently delivered by anyone else.
The national NCS programme is designed to take young people on a journey of self-discovery to demonstrate what is possible and gives them the confidence and skills to pursue their goals. In an extension of the current programme, UK Youth’s delivery will allow young people from all backgrounds to discover what a city has to offer and gain valuable employability skills as they explore diverse urban experiences and meet leading employers.
From 2011 to 2016 over 18,000 young people took part in this social action project where 16-25 year olds were encouraged to make a positive difference to their local community. Successful applicants were awarded with a ‘seed-corn’ budget to bring their idea to life and given training on how to manage a project and budget as well as working with volunteers.
UK Youth will work with currently inactive young people, delivering an initial 6-session 'get active' course, and laying foundations for further development of the programme across the UK.
Active Youth is backed by Sport England and a consortium of supporters which you can read about here
If you would like to find out more about the programmes we run please contact our National Programmes Assistant on 0203 011 5981 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org