**IMPORTANT** Please note we are not currently running any programmes in Liverpool. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with UpRising updates!

UpRising launched in Liverpool in 2014 and has gone on to establish itself in the city as a key player in raising the aspirations and ambition of young adults in the area.


"The UpRising Leadership Programme is important to me. I have noticed significant changes in myself over the past few months. I have become much more confident and open to new experiences. I am more comfortable with expressing myself and opinions without worrying about other people's criticism. I have also been able to network with a range of different types of leaders in Liverpool, which has made me love the city more." - Ru, Liverpool UpRiser


Our Friends


In Liverpool, we work with a wide range of global, national and local organisations who deliver sessions on our Programmes, host visits or mentor our young participants. These include:


Corporate: Dong Energy - Bloomberg - Liverpool Vision

Sport / Cultural: Liverpool Football Club - Liverpool Museum -  SANKOFA Project

Third: United Way - Friends of the Earth - Merseyside Youth Association -  Whitechapel - The Brink - The Women’s Organisation - Blackburne House

Media: BBC Radio Merseyside - Liverpool Echo

Education: City of Liverpool College - John Moores University

Government: Liverpool Council - local MP’s

Public: Merseyside Police


"I was delighted to take part in the latest phase of Uprising’s Leadership Programme. It was great to see the diversity of the young people involved and their ambition for shaping the world around them. I could not recommend more highly the work that Uprising does." Cllr Emily Spurrell, Mayoral Lead Community Safety, Liverpool City Council



Our Liverpool Programme participants have gone onto achieve big things from getting jobs in world-renowned companies, moving onto education, starting businesses or joining trustee boards. For example:


One of our Alumni started an Engineering Degree and will be given a 2 year placement by DONG Energy that will lead to a permanent role working as a Wind Farm Technician.


  • A participant gained a scholarship opportunity through Launch 22 and is now work self employed as a freelance  photographer in the city.

  • One of our participants gained employment at Wirral Borough Council working in Community Engagement

  • One of our Alumni participated in a Crime Prevention project in Wales for 6 months

  • A participant gained employment in the Charity Sector after finishing her Law Degree

  • A participant completed FYP in Aug 2016 and is now running her own cleaning business in the city


Social Action 


Whilst on the Programmes our UpRisers have developed and delivered a massive range of Social Action projects direct in their communities. Recent themes have included: raising aspirations of young women and inspiring them to achieve their goals, understanding poverty and homelessness, young people’s sexual orientation and wellbeing, bullying, and the importance of green spaces for good health.


“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 in June 2018” Ian McCarthy, Director of the International Business Festival



Please note we are not currently running any programmes in Liverpool.