Upstart Annual Report: 2021-2022

Welcome to Upstart Projects annual report 2021-22, a year in which we were happy to resume our face-to-face work with young people alongside online projects and digital production.

Highlights from the year include:

– Supporting 24 unemployed young people on the government’s Kickstart scheme. The majority joined the Voice team as trainee journalists and media-makers, while four supported our training and participation work.

– Enabling 46 young people to become Voice Local Reviewers, equipped to explore and review the arts in their areas.

– Gaining over 170,000 unique visitors to Voice Magazine

– Publishing Amplify-Voice, a website we created for the English Bridge organisations to celebrate youth voice in arts education.

We hope you will enjoy reading about our work with young people and the impact it has on individuals.