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Find Your Voice

Find Your Voice


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The Government.

Your education.

The place you live.

What you eat.

Who you are.


How can you have a say on the things that are decided for you?


The Programme


UpRising are on the hunt for future heros to shake things up. We will be running programmes in the West Midlands, Higher Blackley (Manchester), and Cardiff this year.


Find Your Voice will show you how to overcome the fear and let the world know what you care about.


Watch our one minute video to find out what past participants have said about Find Your Voice. 


You will:


  • Launch a digital campaign and make a film or podcase on issues you care about

  • Tell the big decision makers in your city what you really think

  • Explore your values and challenge yourself to learn new skills 


Most importantly, it's ENTIRELY free to take part


Check out some of the films that have been created by young people here: For The Youth and Mental Health.


“We looked a lot at ourselves [on the Programme]. This helped with my recent job app; I could express who I am and what I believe in. I got the role because of UpRising!”  UpRiser




Cardiff Find Your Voice Dates 

  • Monday 29th July - Thursday 1st August 2019, plus an evening event on Thursday 8th August 2019


Birmingham Find Your Voice Dates


First Programme

  • Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 30th July - 14th August 2018, plus an evening event on 4th September 2018

Second Programme

  • Weekly - Thursday evenings from 4th - 25th October, with filming days 29th-31st October.


Manchester Higher Blackley Find Your Voice Dates


  • Monday 22nd October - Thursday 25th October (October Half Term)


Most sessions happen in the day time between 10am - 3pm. 

We will provide lunch and refreshments on all days, plus and very importantly support with your travel costs into Birmingham or Manchester. 


“UpRising provided me with some of the best experiences of my life. I met inspirational leaders, made great friends and had a brilliant time.   I gained confidence in myself and my ability to make changes in my community.” UpRiser



For the Cardiff and West Midlands programmes, we're accepting applicants from across the West Midlands,  Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan. The Programme happens at venues in Birmingham City Centre and Cardiff Bay.


For the Manchester programme, we are accepting applicants from the Higher Blackley area of Manchester.



The programme is open to anyone living, working, or studying in the above programme areas who fits within the following age ranges:

For the West Midlands programmes, you must be aged 16-18.

For the Cardiff programmes, you must be aged 16-21.

For the Manchester Higher Blackley programmes, you must be aged 15-18.


Join The Movement: Apply or refer a future change maker here


Worried that you want make a difference, but you don't fit the bill or think that you're not experienced enough? 


Well, this is the Programme for you! We're not looking for the most genned up, amazing activists, pro-campaigners or Grade A students - we'll support and guide you every step of the way!



For Birmingham enquiries, contact our Find Your Voice Programme Manager, Cassie Smyth // 07899 931 477


For Cardiff enquiries, contact our Programme Coordinator, Libbie Prestidge


For Manchester enquiries, contact our Find Your Voice Programme Manager, Roxy Legane // 07943 735 238