In January 2019 UK Youth and Oliver Bonas joined forces to create a unique, youth driven two-year charity partnership.
Both organisations passionately share the same core belief: that every young person deserves a safe place to go to in their local community, a trusted adult to support them and positive opportunities to engage in. 2020 has highlighted the growing inequality and struggles for young people across the UK and together we are determined to help change that. In a year of uncertainties, the two-year partnership has been extended for a third year to ensure all of the above is achieved.
The partnership has raised over £120,000, working to provide unique engagement opportunities for young people in UK Youth's network (from developing new products, taking part in a 13-week creative money-making course to supporting our Young and Black campaign). We've raised awareness of the vital work UK Youth does and provided Oliver Bonas staff unique opportunities to share their skills, fulfil their company value to Be Kind and gain insights into the challenges young people face today.
We're incredibly proud of our achievements and the difference we have made together for young people across the UK.