Empowering, inspiring, and campaigning since 1948.


The British Youth Council inspires and empowers today's young people to have a say and be heard, giving them the skills and opportunities to become the leaders of tomorrow.

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.



As a charity, we depend on the ongoing support of the fantastic individuals, groups and companies who enable us to continue our work empowering young people.


Any amount of money you donate, gifts in kind, time or sponsorship will help us to give young people across the UK - whoever they are, and wherever they're from – the chance to have a say on the issues affecting their lives.


Your support will help us give even more young people the opportunities, confidence, and skills to make a difference, and to inspire other young people to do the same.


We are a small charity with a big impact, and we are rigorous about using donations efficiently and making sure money goes directly to our work, not on administrative costs.

Fundraise for us

If you fancy raising money for the British Youth Council by getting sponsored to do something different - getting sporty at an organised event, or raising cash through a team effort with your group, you can set up a British Youth Council fundraising page here.

If you have any other ideas about how you can get involved, we'd love to hear from you - please contact us.

Join our network

Sign up to receive news and information about what the British Youth Council is up to straight to your inbox - and help us to spread the word by sharing news, information and opportunities with people you know.

If you are part of an organisation or a Local Youth Council, then you can join us and get a whole range of benefits as part of our UK coalition and member network.