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We believe that Leadership can’t be taught in a classroom.


So, what better way for our leaders-to-be to learn about local and national decision-making, than from those who are living and breathing it? Your organisation could help change the life of a young person.


We provide a unique, experiential learning journey - far removed from anything our young people experience in their normal day-to-day lives.


UpRising engage with companies across all sectors, in a mutually beneficial way, striving to go beyond the traditional business vs charity relationship. There is a whole host of ways you can get involved, from volunteering on our Programmes as an UpRising Role Model, all the way to Sponsorshipor Programme Commissions / Partnerships with UpRising to provide leadership workshops with your own staff. Not only will the support help young people, but also bring Benefits to your business. To find out more about the ways you can Get Involved, you can fill in the form below. 


We can directly contribute to your diversity, inclusion and CSR agendas and at the same time, ensure that our young leaders have access to a wide selection of the very best role models.


Our young adults have benefitted from the mentorship, talks and visits to the likes of,

Media / Cultural BBC, ITV, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Bloomberg, Sky News, FACT, Home

Business KPMG, PwC, EY, Siemens, Accenture, Brother UK, IBM, DONG Energy, AstraZeneca, Barclays, International Festival for Business, Deloitte, Mayer Brown, Co-Op

Education Cardiff, Manchester / Met, Aston, Liverpool, John Moores, Birmingham City, Queen Mary, Bedfordshire, BPP, Salford and Bolton Universities and regional colleges / sixth forms.

Third Amnesty, Canals and Rivers Trust,, City Year, NSPCC, The Real Junk Food Project, Media Trust

Public Job Centre +, National Careers Service, Local Police & Fire Services, NHS Trust, Media Trust

Government / Policy IPPR North, CLES, Local & Combined Authorities, European Parliament, local MP’s, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, all major political parties, HM Treasury, Palace of Westminster, Ministry of Justice, NESTA


Find out how you can get involved below.

Become an UpRising Role Model


Manchester UpRisers 2015-16 at their Graduation Ceremony


Our Programmes are powered by a network of professional ‘Role Model’ volunteers from all walks of life, who share one common goal ‘to give back and support the leaders of tomorrow’.

UpRising Role Models play an key role in supporting our mission, from start-ups sharing their career journey, local experts delivering workshops, to world-class companies hosting visits and business leaders mentoring young adults to reach their full potential.

Across our 2016/17 Programmes a staggering 1,334 hours of time were donated, which equals to just over 55 days worth of expertise, knowledge sharing by our Role Models in just one year.


“It was great to get the opportunity to contribute to the debate with young people on the Uprising Programme in Liverpool about the critical issue of Ethical Business in a Global Economy. I was really encouraged by the interest shown by participants to help us engage more young people in the International Business Festival 2018.”
Ian McCarthy,  Festival Director, 2018 International Business Festival.


Our UpRisers get to grips with some problem solving


Programme Commissions / Partnerships

Get an innovative and fresh approach to your internal training. We regularly join forces with business to deliver Programmes or sessions for both our young people or your staff.

For more info see here.


Sponsor the delivery of one of our Programmes in the cities we already operate in. Or help us to expand further and sponsor the rollout to a new city or region? Partner organisations have sponsored whole Programme, alumni training packages and individual places. Sponsorship packages start at £2,500.

We’re also very happy to be considered for your Charity of the Year initiatives.  


“[She was] absolutely inspirational! What’s been incredible is for someone like her to be genuinely interested in me and have belief in what I’m doing. People like her connect the human to the job; I want to be one of those people.” Kelly, UpRiser 2014-15 on being matched with her mentor, Gladys Rhodes-White OBE, then, Strategic Director for Children & Families at Manchester City Council.


  • Get important Social Return on Investment data - from our award-winning monitoring systems that can tell you how your money is changing a young person’s life

  • Association with an award-winning charity, that’s recognised at Government-level for championing issues surrounding social mobility, diversity and equality

  • Play your part in ensuring that the UK has a diverse leadership landscape

  • Upskill your teams

  • Directly contribute to your CSR agendas in a meaningful way.

  • Better understand and be connected to the communities where you’re based or serve

  • Tap into the unique views of our young people to transform your strategies

  • Access our alumni network for very diverse talent pool to recruit from

“We were keen to take the opportunity to engage with the young people on the UpRising Leadership Programme because the Programme’s objectives fit very well with some of the drivers behind our Corporate Responsibility Strategy.
I was impressed by the level of interest the young people showed throughout and by the thoughtfulness of their questioning, where they quickly recognised the core issues we were discussing and then posed relevant and challenging questions.
It was an enjoyable and stimulating event.

Andy Holding, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Birmingham City Airport


Get Involved

Mentoring, talking on our Programmes, hosting a visit or sponsoring our work…. There’s lot of ways you can get involved.

If you would like to mentor a participant, please fill in the form here.

For general enquiries contact our National Programme and Grants Manager Louise Belsom at