UpRising

Key Facts

Topic Areas
Children and Young People | Social Change | Social Mobility | Young Adults
Amount Awarded
£180,000
Year Awarded
2013
Region
North West
Length of Award
24 months
Organisation website
www.uprising.org.uk

The current leadership of the UK does not reflect the communities it serves. UpRising aims to redress this imbalance by opening pathways to power and opportunities for a diverse range of talented young people.

Our grant supports the delivery of the UpRising programme in Greater Manchester, helping over 100 young people to join one of two programmes.  The core programme is a nine-month, part-time, skills and knowledge programme.  The new, pre-UpRising programme supports young people from more marginalised communities such as Burnley, Oldham and Rochdale to be introduced to leadership and social action, and ultimately join the core programme. Both programmes include the design and delivery of a social action campaign, where UpRisers work together to tackle a real social issue in their area.

This grant fits our children and young people priorities under Civic and political participation for young people under-represented in decision-making, and our aims as work which can really catalyse system change.