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
Change Squad

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
Money for Life

Money for Life, which is delivered by UK Youth in partnership with The Mix and is 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 resource hub, where young people can find expert money advice, online training, supportive forums and a crisis helpline.

The Big Music Project

From 2016 - 2018 we will be working with over 220 Big Music Hubs across the UK, involving over 13,000 young people. Over the last few years some of key achievements for this project include;

  • Over 100 Big Music Hubs were established 
  • Over 1000 young people leading peer education - 50% achieved accrediation
  • 3131 participated in Big Music Live events
Microsoft Generation Code

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:

  • It is predicted 14,617 young people will use our toolkit
  • By March 2015 - trained leaders recruited 215 peer educators
  • 6,042 young people were peer educated by these Democracy Champions
UPS Road Code

316 young people took part in UPS Road Code where young people were encouraged to consider their safety in and around cars, prior to starting to drive. Key achievements:

  • There was a 20% increase in young people's awareness of road safety and the consequences of risky driving behaviours
National Citizen Service

2,154 young people took part in an NCS programme where 16-17 year olds join teams and take part in two weeks' worth of residential activities  before being tasked with designing and delivering a social action project. Key Achievements improved their:

  • Communication skills by 22%
  • Confidence by 22% 
  • Problem Solving by 20%
Starbucks Youth Action

Since 2011 over 18,000 young people have taken part in this social action project where 16-25 year olds were encouraged to make a positive difference to their local community. Successful applicants are 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. Key achievements:

  • Over 280 young people attended training
  • Over 260 projects were funded 
Active Youth Programme
Active Youth Programme

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

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