Join us today! The British Youth Council supports young people to have a voice, take action and make a difference. We are a unique, youth-led organisation with a large, diverse membership delivering the UK's leading youth voice programmes, including the UK Youth Parliament and the Youth Select Committee.

We are led by young people

The Board of the British Youth Council are all under 26 years old. Our members are all youth-led or youth serving organisations and they elect the Board, develop our policy and set the agenda for our campaigns and programmes.

We support youth-led social action

Nationally and in communities across the UK young people are identifying needs, taking action and making a difference.

Young people set the agenda for action. Nationally, the Make Your Mark ballot and the House of Commons debate establish the UK Youth Parliament priority campaign, and the British Youth Council members propose and vote on the organisation's annual campaigns. Locally, youth councils, elected representatives and organisations determine the needs of their communities. The British Youth Council provides resources and regional support and coordination to young people's social action.

Membership Information and Application Form

If you are a local youth council or youth organisation and you would like to become a member of the British Youth Council please download the word document below which has more information on membership types and fees, the application process and form.

Membership of the British Youth Council provides a wide range of benefits, focused on empowering young people to have a say and be heard. By becoming a member of the British Youth Council young people within your organisation can come together with others across the UK. We empower this unique coalition to use their powerful collective voice to make a difference and to influence decisions - locally, nationally and internationally. Find out more about the benefits of membership.


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