Build confidence. Develop new skills. Work together. That's exactly what you'll do as part of our Youth Co-operative Action project!

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If you’re based in Greater Manchester, aged 16-20 and believe that young people deserve to not only be listened to, but should also be equipped to LEAD the changes we need in communities and society after the events of 2020, then this is the opportunity for you.

Schools, Colleges, Universities, Workplaces and so many other organisations that are key to the lives of young people have been closed, then opened, then closed again. Yet, the effect that this is having on you isn’t being recognised nearly as much as it should be.

Well, the Youth Co-operative Action programme, delivered in partnership with Greater Manchester Youth Network, promises to equip cohorts of young people with the skills needed to become true changemakers.

The best bit is that you will engage with other proactive and likeminded people, working together to start projects and enterprises that put you in control of your individual and collective futures! 

What you'll be doing

You’ll be part of a change and a drive to do something different, taking back control and making a real impact. During the project you will:

  • Build your confidence and work together with other young people in a supportive virtual environment.
  • Learn new digital skills, with the opportunity to explore podcasting, filming and more!
  • Explore co-operative values, including why they matter and how you can apply them.
  • Fundraise and campaign on the issues that matter to you.
  • Once you have completed the programme you will receive a Badge Nation Digital Badge from us to add to your CV and social media, demonstrating your achievement and the skills you’ve developed over the weeks. Check out the badge!

Register your interest

The project is now underway but we're always on the look out for changemakers across the UK. If you'd like to join a future cohort then complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch with more details. 

Youth Co-operative Action Form

See what previous participants said

Don't just take our word for it that the project's great. Take a look at what other young people thought when they took part last year.

What other young people had to say

Our partners

We've partnered with Greater Manchester Youth Network to ensure we reach as many young people as possible. 

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This project has been made possible thanks to the support of the #iwill Fund and Co-op Foundation

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