British Youth Council

Developing young leaders

We believe young people are leaders of change. We believe that ANY young person should have the opportunity to develop leadership skills. With your support we can increase the number of young people who are empowered to be leaders, creating change in their communities and beyond.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1123224)

Check mark Match funded

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Championed by Four Acre Trust


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • OtherOther


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


Society doesn't value the views of young people. Young people lack the confidence and skills to step up and be leaders. By increasing leaderskills in young people, we enable them to go on to become effective leaders of change. We want to increase the impact we have on young people’s leadership journey. With your support young young people from all backgrounds will be empowered to be confident leaders, creating change on issues they care about.


This project will support our 'Leadership Development Programme', in which 150 young people from all backgrounds come together to learn leadership and team building skills over a weekend residential. This project will help fulfil our commitment to increase the diversity of young people in leadership roles, increase positive outcomes for young leaders and increase the impact they have on their communities. This project will enable young people to step up as leaders and create change.

  • British Youth Council has made me a better person on the whole. Hand on heart, it has changed my life. Before, I could not communicate with other people efficiently and did not know about the magnitude of the power of my voice and what other young people can do.

    — Beneficiary 2018/19

  • I now have the ability to publicly speak in a confident manner. It has opened so many more doors, I am now a confident leader. I highly recommend more young people to take part in Youth Voice in BYC.

    — Beneficiary 2018/19