How you can help

Do you want to support lasting change? 

"UpRising has managed to combine personal mentoring, team-working and leadership development into a unique programme. It has been fascinating to watch my mentee go through a rapid development path - he is clearly growing into a public leader on the issues of political engagement and tackling of social division, working with and indeed challenging politicians, civic leaders and academics."


Seema Malhotra,



There are a number of ways in which you can support our work;

1. Host a session, graduation or a Dragons Den

Activity: We expose our young people to different organisations by delivering our sessions at various organisations across the city. Do you have a meeting space or conference room we could use?

Time Commitment: 2-4 hour session at your workplace, usually 6-8pm.

Benefit: Opportunity to engage a diverse group of talented young people, who might not otherwise be aware of your organisation.


2. Deliver a workshop

Activity: From mock interviews to training in specific skills, we welcome opportunities to work with businesses to develop the knowledge and skills of our young people.

Time Commitment: 2 hour session, to take place at your workplace

Benefit: Opportunity for organisation to meet its CSR objectives, and for staff to develop their facilitation skills.


3. Mentor a Young Person

Activity: Mentor a young person who is looking for their first role in your industry. Sign up by completing the online form below.

Time commitment: Between three and six one hour meetings, with phone and email contact in between. Meetings can take place at a time convenient to you.

Benefit: Opportunity for staff to develop their people management and communication skills, and to support a young person at the beginning of their career.


If you would like to mentor a participant, please fill in the form below:


4. Coach a young person

We are currently seeking qualified coaches who can coach young adults (aged 18-25) on our UpRising Leadership and Environmental Leadership Programmes. Could this be you?

Coaches are asked to work with individuals for between three and six sessions. Each session is one hour and usually takes place once a month. You can work with up to three young people. Our coaching programme will begin in January 2017.

Please complete this application form and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.


5. Participate in a speaker panel

Activity: Join one of our panels with other professionals from across a range of sectors and share your career or leadership story with our participants.

Time Commitment: 2 hour session in a variety of venues, usually 6-8pm.

Benefit: Opportunity for staff to showcase the business to a new audience, and to develop their own communication and presentation skills.


6. Fundraise for us

Activity: Be sponsored to participate in an event – it could be running, cycling, skydiving or something of your choice. For ideas go to -

Time Commitment: Training as required for the event.

Benefit: Opportunity for staff to take on a challenge whilst raising funds for UpRising.


If you would like to talk about supporting us please call head office at 0203 745 7960.



"In the last year I have debated live on the BBC News Channel, met President Obama and was an UpRising ambassador in the inaugural Foreign & Commonwealth Office Youth Forum. 

I have achieved these things, but without UpRising and its alumni I would not have had the opportunity, network or confidence to go out of my comfort zone and start to achieve my dreams."



We won a Dragon Award

We are extremely happy to announce that in partnership with Alium Partners, we have won a Dragon Award - Heart of the City Award 2015.




Thank you to our generous funders

Our funders