May 2024 Opportunities!

16 May 2024


🎤 You Press Play 🎶

You're invited to 'You Press Play' Open Mic Night! This is an opportunity for you to share your musical talents and poetic verses or to come and watch some amazing performances. 

Join us for a night of creativity and connection. Bring your voice, your instrument, or your words, and let's make magic onstage!

Date: Join us every last Friday of the month, starting Friday, May 31st, 2024!

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Good Hotel, Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London E16 1FA

Price: FREE

If you want to perform or just attend, sign up here 



🗣️ Aspire Training Programme

Looking for your way into the creative industry? UpRising alum Farah Mohammoud’s social enterprise You Press is here to help! Open to creative individuals aged 16-39 to develop their skills and talents, You Press are running its next cohort of their FREE 12 week programme - The Aspire Train Programme - in June. After completing the programme you will also be eligible to freelance paid work through their creative agency.. So don't miss out! Apply here 

🤝 YEA!Haringey 💸

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur aged 18-30 based in Haringey? Young Entrepreneurs Alliance will accept 10 enterprises/entrepreneurs onto their June cohort which offers expert-led masterclasses, personalised mentorship, collaborative spaces, and a chance to win up to £5K to kickstart your entrepreneurial journey! 

Don't miss out — apply here for the June 7th start date!

🧑‍🎓 Sutton Trust Online 🖥️

Applications have opened for Sutton Trust Online (STO)!  This 18 month long digital programme is designed to support students on their journey to university or an apprenticeship. The programme is open to 16-18 year olds nationwide and students will be enrolled on a rolling basis until August 2024. Visit the Sutton Trust website for details. 

🔬 Invisible College 🔍

How did the world get rich?

What is going wrong in science today??

How can we design public policies so they actually have a chance of being implemented???

Dive into these questions and more at Works in Progress’ week-long residential seminar in Cambridge. Open to curious 18-22 years, the programme, food, and accommodation are free so apply here before applications close on Friday 31st May!

The programme will run from 26th - 31st August 2024. 

🖥️ Digital Talent Pipeline

Time to kickstart your digital career! SoapBox invites young people aged 18-24, particularly from BAME communities, to join the Digital Talent Pipeline. This FREE 12-week programme includes IT qualifications, mentoring, coaching, work experience, and job support. In-person sessions are held Thursdays from 5-7 PM, with additional online support on Saturdays from 1-3 PM. Start your journey in tech with expert guidance and hands-on experience. Interested? Contact Rachel at [email protected] for more details.


Paid Opportunities 

💭 Share your thoughts on class, social mobility, and education

Are you interested in sharing your thoughts about social class, how you might have experienced social mobility, and what your journey through education has been? If so, sign up to take part in this research. 

This research study is based at the University of Cambridge and wants to understand your views and experiences around these issues if you grew up in and live in the UK and are aged between 30 to 34. 

Taking part would mean attending an online group discussion. And if you’re keen to do more, you could also be part of a follow-up individual conversation. You will receive £20 in recognition of your time.

Fill in this form to sign up or ask a question about the study.


Volunteering Opportunities

📚 WLF Ambassador Program 📚

Want to make a global impact on literacy? The World Literacy Foundation invites passionate individuals aged 16 and older to join their Ambassador Program. This FREE initiative runs for six months and is designed to empower participants with leadership skills and advocacy tools to combat illiteracy worldwide. Upon completion, you'll be equipped to raise awareness and drive change in your community. Don't miss your chance to make a difference! Apply here 

🌻 Online Campaigns Activist 🌲

Join The Countryside Charity to help make the countryside a better place for everyone to enjoy! Open to everyone, especially ages 18-30, this flexible micro-volunteering role involves taking simple online actions to support environmental campaigns from anywhere. Help champion issues like the climate emergency and green spaces ahead of the 2024 General Election. No prior experience needed, and your feedback will shape future campaigns. Apply now to make a difference! Find out more here 


Scholarships & Financial Support 

🏅 Raheem Sterling Scholarship 

The Raheem Sterling Foundation is offering scholarships worth up to £16,250 per year, covering tuition and providing a stipend for black British students from Greater London seeking higher education. This scholarship supports economically disadvantaged students starting undergraduate degrees at King’s College London in September 2024. Applications close on May 30, 2024. Don't miss this opportunity! Visit the Kings College website for eligibility details and to apply.

🌟 Black Talent in Design & Fashion Fund ✨

Dreaming of a career in design or fashion? The Black Talent in Design & Fashion Fund supports Black students pursuing higher education in these fields. Open to applicants from the USA and EMEA, the fund provides financial aid, mentorship, and networking opportunities with industry leaders. Boost your chances of success in design and fashion with this dedicated support system. Interested? You can apply now at Black Talent Fund. Applications close 23rd October 2024