UpRising in Liverpool

We launched in to Liverpool this year! It's a really exciting time for us starting up our programme here and meeting loads of supporters and of course plently of brilliant young people. 

We currently run the following programmes in Liverpool; 

UpRising Leadership Programme 

The UpRising Leadership Programme are now open to applications! 

Applications for the Liverpool UpRising Programe are now open until Friday 3rd February 2017. 

Assessment centres in Liverpool will take place between 11th February  and 12th February 2017. You will find out if you have a place on the Liverpool Leadership Programme week commencing 6th February 2017 and the programme will start on 21st February 2017.

During the programmes, sessions take place on Tuesday evenings 6-9pm (in the City Centre). 

The UpRising core leadership programme is our flagship programme. It is a nine month programme, involving ‘access behind the scenes’ sessions with some of the UK’s most senior leaders. The core programme offers participants a unique first-hand view of the way that political, business, public sector and community organisations work together to shape our communities. Each participant is individually matched with a coach and a mentor who supports them on a one to one basis throughout their time on the programme.

All participants work with other UpRisers to design and deliver a social action campaign on a local issue they are passionate about. As well as forming networks with senior figures, participants also build strong networks amongst their peers on the programme.

Through this programme we equip young people with the knowledge, networks, skills and confidence to reach their leadership potential and take social action on issues they care about.

Most sessions and workshops take place in the evening so that the programme can be fitted around work, study and other commitments.

Do you want to speak to someone in Liverpool about an UpRising programme or event?

Call Carl Owens (Liverpool Project Manager) on 0151 707 4432 / 07467148 166

"Uprising is important to me because it helped me grow as a person, by building my confidence and teaching me difference skills and gaining knowledge in different areas. I learned the importance of the community and how we need to do more. You can easily get involved by supporting uprising online and just offering advice or by getting in contact with the people running the campaign. Uprising allows young people from less privileged backgrounds to gain the same opportunities as those from a better background. The offer help and guidance throughout the whole program and the results are seen."

Lisa Stambuli UpRising Participant


"The UpRising leadership program is important to me because I have noticed significant changes in myself over the past few months. I have become much more confident in myself and more 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 Kufa UpRising Participant


“Over the last year I’ve had the great pleasure of being involved in the Liverpool UpRising programme as a mentor to one of their many talented UpRisers. On Wednesday evening (29th July) I was a very proud guest at the UpRising graduation which took place at the hugely impressive Exhibition Centre Liverpool as part of the International Festival for Business 2016. No more fitting an environment could there have been to showcase the talent, passion and vision of the young people of our region and in particular the leadership qualities that the UpRisers possess in abundance. At a time when the UK faces so much uncertainty in a political, social and economic sense, watching these young people present their ideas, their projects, their poetry, their dreams, gave me more than enough hope that our future is in safe hands once the UpRisers begin driving forward positive change, both in their careers and personal lives. Congratulations to all at UpRising for the fantastic work you’re doing."

Chris Clarke - Development Manager at Red Hazel Developments

Take a look at the social action campaign - Level-Liverpool

National organisations we work with in Liverpool: 

- United Way

- Dong Energy 

- Bloomberg

Local organisations we work with: 

- Liverpool Football Club

- City of Liverpool College

- Liverpool Vision



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