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About Us


UpRising is a national youth leadership development organisation. We are recognised at Government-level as a pioneering charity championing the critical issues surrounding diversity, social mobility and equality.

Our important work provides routes to leadership and employment for 16-25 year olds who have talent, but lack opportunity. The mission is to break the cycle of unrepresentative power in the UK, by developing new, community-minded and socially-conscious leaders; so that our future decision-makers truly represent our diverse communities.

We want to change the face of power in this country - quite literally.

Our Programmes run in London, Bedfordshire and Luton, West Midlands, Cardiff City Region and Greater Manchester.  We have also worked in Merseyside, Tamworth, Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent and Blackburn.

We have a growing movement of over 3,300 UpRising Alumni, who importantly, remain involved in their community and with our work.