The British Youth Council is the National Youth Council of the UK. A youth-led charity, we empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

Read our latest blogs from the British Youth Council trustees, volunteers and staff.


Latest blogs

Read more +15 March 2017 By Joe Stockley in Blogs

Getting passionate – Votes at 16

There’s a real problem I see increasingly, the more I get involved with youth voice and charity work. The problem – Young people, on the whole, have been separated and isolated from politics and the importance it has over our lives. Now you’re probably thinking I blog a lot about big problems; well this would
Read more +18 January 2017 By Anna Rose Barker in Blogs

Young people must have a voice on Brexit!

Over the past year, the British Youth Council along with numerous other leading youth organisations have been working hard to understand the views of young people in regards to exiting the EU. We have found that over 90% wanted to have a meaningful say in the Brexit negotiations and to ensure this is meaningful and
Read more +11 January 2017 By Namir Chowdhury in Blogs

Taking over the Department for International Development

On Monday 19th December, I was invited to shadow the Permanent Secretary for Department for International Development (DFID), Mark Lowcock (who is the most senior Civil Servant in the department), through Whitehall Takeover. It was a really exciting day, especially given my interest in the current state of the Middle East and South East Asia.