The Equality Trust

Young Equality Campaigners programme

We are seeking funding to run a London pilot campaign programme designed to equip a diverse group of young people (14-18) with the information, skills and networks needed to identify everyday inequalities and to run small, effective local campaigns - empowering them to tackle local inequality.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1161545)

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Campaign target

£17,072

Amount raised

£23,072

Donations

144

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    Helping

Location

Situation

The recent election demonstrated that when young people are inspired and engaged they can have an impact. We see a need to facilitate the next generation to deeply challenge damaging structural inequalities, not only engaging during national political events. This would embed an increased sense of self-efficacy and ability to have control over their worlds. If action is not taken soon, the future for our young people is bleak, with a sense of powerlessness that is part of living with inequality

Solution

Our programme of workshops and training will enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities and their own lives. By being facilitated to achieve change, the young people will gain self confidence in dealing with decision makers, also increasing their advocacy, media skills and campaigning skills. Hopelessness is shown to have a negative impact on health and educational outcomes, and this will contribute to tackling this for participants.