The British Youth Council Membership is a national network of 150+ youth-focused organisations, working together to empower young people to be involved in decision making, and develop themselves as leaders and advocates. 

Together we can increase the impact of youth voice by joining forces, combining our work, collaborating on projects and sharing powerful ideas. 

Being a Member means your organisation will:

  1. Be part of a powerful collective that brings organisations across the youth sector together to tackle the issues facing young people.

  2. Be part of the national youth council of the UK, and have the opportunity to input into the direction, manifesto and work of the British Youth Council.

  1. Get priority access

Receive invitations to attend our Members meetings, youth advocacy events and be the first to hear about recruitment opportunities from our programmes and the Board of trustees (made up of young people).

  1. Shape the national youth council of the UK

Feed into the British Youth Council’s manifesto and future campaigns, these are used to advocate for the priorities of young people and highlight the issues your organisation works on to the government. 

  1. Strengthen youth voice in your organisation

Access discounted rates on our bespoke training programmes for young people and youth workers and accredited award schemes to recognise the work of young people.

  1. Stay in the loop

Receive our Member-only newsletter twice a month to keep up to date with everything related to youth voice, what other Members are up to and opportunities to partner across the sector. You can also use this to platform your campaigns and programmes.

Find out more about the benefits of Membership, how Membership works and prices.

  1. Complete the application form (please ensure this is submitted by a senior member of staff within the organisation).

  2. Once you’ve submitted your application, our Membership team will be in touch with next steps.

The Members range from local youth councils, clubs, youth forums, special interest groups and national organisations. 

What unites us is a shared vision of a world in which every young person is empowered to create social and political change.

See all the current members


If you have any questions please email