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.


During the summer, the British Youth Council brought together a wide range of young people from various organisations to discuss, in depth, the government’s Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP) with ministers from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The roundtable discussion invited plentiful views and contributions. Most notably I think, was this common

Knife crime and violence towards and amongst young people is still on the rise. For young people in the UK this is not a new revelation. There seems to be a constant stream of reports  on social media and in the news of countless young people murdered on our streets. According to the Youth Justice

On the crisp morning of Wednesday, 11th October, I was honoured to have been part of an important conversation about the role of democratic engagement among young people. The roundtable brought together diverse perspectives in a bid to address a pressing issue in the UK’s political framework. In attendance were the Youth Voice Advocacy Group,

In September, the British Youth Council launched Challenge 75, a fundraising campaign to celebrate its 75th anniversary.  Our fantastic group of fundraisers took part in a 30-day challenge that involved activities related to the number 75. While some preferred to walk or run for 75 miles, others opted for nicher challenges, like the British Youth

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