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Our Youth Voice Training programme, developed by Upstart Projects, has trained over 560 arts and youth professionals to embed young people’s voice in their organisation.

Experienced and young trainers work together to deliver our courses and we encourage you to attend with young people you work with. We draw on our own experience of empowering youth voice as well as many examples of youth voice practice across the country.

On this website you can complete our free training modules, book onto public courses or find out about our in-house courses and bespoke packages.

Voice Magazine is our platform for young people’s views. We develop their creativity, skills and confidence through arts and media projects. Find out more at

Some of our partners and commissioners

"An engaging combination of theory, examples, discussion. It felt less dry and more accessible than other trainings I've been on."


Youth Voice Training Participant

"I was given a sense of confidence from the training day in my ability to bring what I have learned/done previously to be an asset on a board of trustees"

A young person

Young Trustee Development Programme Participant

Postcode Local Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery

We are incredibly grateful to announce that our organisation has received a grant from the Postcode Local Trust to continue our work of helping young people gain access to arts and creative experiences. 

Our memberships and accreditations