British Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament
SOCIAL ACTION FUND
"help us to make a difference, to ourselves, to each other, and our communities"
We young people have set up our own charity to help ourselves get moving, as social action volunteers - addressing what we think is wrong in society, campaigning, volunteering, making a difference .
We are looking to raise funds in response to HRH Prince of Wales new campaign in support of Youth Social Action asking politicans, bsuiness, faith leaders and communities to provide more opportunities for young people aged 10-20, get involved to make a difference to themselves adn their communities, - not matter who they are and the barriers they face.
We need funds to support socail action volunteering, travel and hardship bursaries to enable everyone who is willing, to have their say and take action. Asp little as £10 can cover travel and a snack for a volunteer, makin gyou a bronze give and thanks in our annual review - £10,000 can move mountains ! We ll even give you a Silver Supporter Certificate! and invite you come and see. Sponsoring our big events or pgorammes makes you a Gold Partner - give James Cathcart a ring! But its lots of little donations that will make a difference cause they all add up and make us feel supported - we want your support as much as a donation.
Oh - Who are we? The British Youth Council (BYC) is a national, youth led charity that inspires young people aged 11-25 to have a say and be heard. Since its ascent in 1948, our vision is for a world where young people are respected an able to influence and inform decisions that affect their lives.
We provide direct training, campaigning and volunteering opportunities to young people enabling them to interact with decision makers and participate in their communities; and offer support, advice and resources to a network of over 250 member organisations and local youth councils across the country.
Young people lead on every aspect of our work: our board of trustees are all aged 16-25, elected annually by other young people from across the UK.
We work with 10,000 young people each year and focus our energy on engaging young people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Your invaluable support will help us raise £250,000 a year to match fund grants so that we can provide social action opportunities to volunteer and give young people to gain skills, build confidence and explore opportunities to make a difference in our world. They campaign on social issues, stand for elections, go to Parliament (in all parts of the UK), or supporting work in their school councils. We offer training leadership skills, campaigning and puttin gyout point across and provide opportunities at lots of conventions to debate, consult and question decision makers.
For more information on British Youth Council and our work, please visit our website at: www.byc.org.uk or call us on 0845 458 1489.
Formed in 2000, UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) is a national youth organization that works with young people aged between 11-18 to campaign on issues that affect their lives. The organization consists of democratically elected members and has around 600 members, who are elected to represent the views of young people in their area to government and service providers. Over 500,000 young people vote in the elections each year, which are held in at least 90% of constituencies. UKYP is now being managed by BYC.
For more information please visit our webiste at: http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/ or call us on: 0845 2501299