British Youth Council and UK Youth Parliament

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49-51 East Road,
N1 6AH

020 7250 8374

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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 pledged grants so for - 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: or call us on 0845 458 1489.

UK Youth Parliament - is a BYC project too!

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: or call us on: 0845 2501299 

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