Explained 6


25 Feb 2021 The Power of Youth Explained is a six-part series of short interactive, digital articles curated by #iwill partner organisations and Ambassadors. The series aims to bring together research, experiences and resources that not only develops the readers’ knowledge and understanding of youth social action, but helps them turn it into action. They are also designed to help your organisation put your Power of Youth Charter commitments into practice. ARTICLE 6: Investing in youth social action A LETTER FROM THE [...]

Explained 62022-04-14T16:34:21+01:00

#iwill Beyond 2020


Expressions of interest: Deliver support functions for the #iwill movement Where have we been? Over the past seven years, we have built a movement for change. Thanks to the collective efforts of #iwill partners and supporters, more organisations and young people across the UK are working together to grow the #PowerOfYouth. Read our 2019 Impact Report for more insight.  Despite everything we have achieved together, too often young people’s voices are excluded. This has to change. As a country, we still fail to recognise, harness or celebrate the power of young people to make [...]

#iwill Beyond 20202020-10-19T09:36:54+01:00

Our Funders


Meet Our Funders Step Up To Serve is fortunate to be funded through a blend of businesses, philanthropists, trusts & foundations and Central Government. Currently our core funding comes from the below funders. For anything relating to the #iwill Fund, please see details here. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – The government department supporting the Prime Minister, covering Arts, Culture, the Creative Industries, Sport, Tourism, Heritage, Gambling, boosted by responsibility for civil society, charities, volunteering and innovative financing to create an inclusive economy. Pears Foundation – A founding partner and funder of Step Up To Serve since [...]

Our Funders2020-09-11T12:03:29+01:00

Campaign Achievements in 2019


This has been another fantastic year for the #iwill campaign. Across the country, organisations and young people have been working together to grow the power of youth. Here are just a few examples of the collective progress we have made! This year we launched #iwill4nature - a year-long initiative to boost participation in green youth social action as part of the 2019 Year of Green Action. Young people have the potential to make a huge difference to improving the environment through social action – or green action – whilst also developing valuable skills, experience and increased wellbeing. Examples [...]

Campaign Achievements in 20192020-09-11T12:57:45+01:00

General Election 2019: Lanai


The political is personal - why the vulnerable must be given a voice. On December the 12th I'll have my first chance to vote. I've been waiting for this moment since I first learned about the heroic and inspiring fight of the suffragettes over 100 years ago. I’m a full-time volunteer at Volunteering Matters, focused on the youth-led education project WASSUP (Women Against Sexual Exploitation and Violence Speak Up). In my work for WASSUP, I often think about the impact of politics, both personally as well as systemic change in society. If young women can [...]

General Election 2019: Lanai2020-09-11T13:04:40+01:00

Blog: A warm welcome to the #iwill campaign


New #iwill Ambassadors reflect on joining the campaign On 4th October 2019 the #iwill campaign held a 'Future of #iwill' event to welcome 2019's new cohort of Ambassadors, and to bring together #iwill partners to celebrate the successes and discuss the future of the campaign. The event was kindly hosted and supported by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at Birmingham University.  Here, Ambassadors Guy and Patrick share their experiences. Guy Wilcock, 16, Bath "It was heartening to see adults in positions of power listening carefully to young peoples’ views. Each [...]

Blog: A warm welcome to the #iwill campaign2020-09-11T13:14:17+01:00

The Young Trustees Movement – Will you pledge?


The Young Trustees Movement, supported the Blagrave Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Co-op Foundation, Zing and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, has launched. They aim to double the number of trustees aged 30 and under on charity boards by 2024 in England and Wales. You can read the full press release here. Young trustees Ceylon & Tom chat to students from Queens Park Primary at Kew Gardens, November 2018. Watch Ceylon Hickman, Step Up To Serve trustee, chatting about the value of Young Trustees for Trustees Week 2018.

The Young Trustees Movement – Will you pledge?2020-09-11T13:16:22+01:00

Leading youth charities welcome spending commitment to youth services


Leading youth organisations, on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of young people they support and represent, are today welcoming the Chancellor’s Spending Review announcement asking DCMS to develop proposals immediately for a new youth investment fund. This announcement is the first step in offering young people across the country safe spaces and high-quality youth opportunities in their communities.  Today, young people are facing urgent challenges – one in three believe they will have a worse standard of living than their parents, and one in five believe their lives will amount to nothing, no matter how hard they try. Figures released [...]

Leading youth charities welcome spending commitment to youth services2020-09-11T13:40:11+01:00

Character and Youth Social Action


Evidence from the #iwill campaign for DfE's written call for evidence on Character There is lots of evidence from across the #iwill campaign that demonstrates the power social action has to develop and empower young people to be compassionate, active citizens, and, in turn, the impact this can have on communities. Below is a summary of top lines for demonstrating the impact social action has and how it develops young people’s character and transforms communities.  This summary is with thanks to #iwill partners across sectors, particularly those in research and education. The post includes: What are the benefits of youth [...]

Character and Youth Social Action2020-09-11T13:46:28+01:00
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