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Young Lives Consortium

Working in collaboration with other organisations, young people will improve the design and use of unused retail space and create pop-up spaces across their district of Wakefield 

Young Citizens

Will work with primary schools in Leeds, Dewsbury and Batley to create a toolkit to help other schools engage pupils in social action and improve their local community spaces 

YMCA Bradford

Unemployed young people are working together to co-develop ecotherapy activities, including walks, conservation and other outdoor activity, to reduce loneliness and explore barriers to employment.

St Luke’s CARES

“Young Commissioners” is creating a Connection Commission to research youth loneliness with their peers and work with adult co-commissioners to report back findings and solutions.


Gig Buddies in Hull is matching young people with learning disabilities with a volunteer who shares similar interests, to engage in cultural and nightlife activities together. Supported through our #iwill fund

Health for All

Groups of care leavers will come together to develop activities and workshops that build connections. A school group will help prepare young people for life after school and care.

Bradford Youth Development Partnership

“Mind the Gap” supports disadvantaged young people, including refugees and asylum seekers, to learn new skills and deliver campaigns that help tackle loneliness during the move to secondary school.