Youth Opportunity Spotlight: Into Film Festival

Our Youth Opportunity Spotlight series endeavours to feature and highlight great opportunities for youth workers and youth organisations to share with their youth groups.  The largest youth-focused film festival in the world, the Into Film Festival aims to put film at the heart of children and young people’s education all over the UK. Now in its

£900k awarded to engage young people with heritage parks

£900k awarded to engage young people with heritage parks Leading community, greenspace and youth charities, Groundwork, Fields in Trust and National Youth Agency, have today launched ‘Future Proof Parks’, a £900k National Lottery-funded programme that will engage friends of park groups with young people in an innovative bid to protect heritage parks. Future Proof Parks

#TheEnvironmentNow Project Leader Invited to attend Royal Wedding

The Environment Now programme has funded 50 young people aged 17-24 from across the UK with a £10,000 grant to use digital technology to find innovative solutions to environmental issues. The programme is funded by O2 and the National Lottery’s Big Lottery Fund through the Our Bright Future programme, and is managed by the National

NYA CEO Leigh’s thoughts on the Civil Society Strategy

Last weeks Civil Society Strategy can be found in full here, or please find our summary of the key sections for the youth sector here.  At last we have the long-awaited government Strategy for the Civil Society. It’s not the ‘Youth Statement’ many have longed for, but it is to be welcomed as a Government

A Youth Sector Summary of the Civil Society Strategy

Please see below our summary of the 123 page newly published Civil Society Strategy. Note: This summary simply highlights and reorganises the Civil Society Strategy, this is not a critique or comment from the NYA on the document. You can find our comments here and the full .gov document here We have pulled out the

An NYA response to the Civil Society Strategy

NYA endorses the proposed review on statutory youth service guidance NYA welcomes plans in today’s Civil Society Strategy to review the guidance handed from government to local authorities on what constitutes an appropriate youth service, and hopes that further details and timescales will be made available soon. Chief Executive, Leigh, said “We are pleased to

NYA Bid Farewell to Longstanding Trustee and Chair, Michael Bracey

After nearly ten years as a trustee, three as chair, Michael Bracey will step down from the Board of the National Youth Agency. In a letter to colleagues, supporters and fellow Board Members, Michael paid tribute to “all those excellent people I’ve had the pleasure of working with at the NYA. This includes two other

NYA Investment Call For Youth Workers

Response to the Labour Party Statutory Youth Service consultation Leigh Middleton, Chief Executive, National Youth Agency (NYA): “Investment in youth work is vital to support and develop the life skills and opportunities of young people. We welcome the Labour Party’s consultation and recognition of the need for quality youth services, enabling access to both open

Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision Green Paper Findings – A brief response

The Government has this week released its findings to the recent consultation on Children’s Mental Health.[1] The report provides very little space for youth work or youth workers in its findings, preferring instead to focus on the provision of mental health support and care in schools and the NHS; a path that was clear from

National Democracy Week – Why 16 year olds should get the vote

Please note, this is just one of the several weekly pieces we present. To access the others please signup, free, to the NYA Network Following on from our recent feature article, in which we looked at the example of voting at 16 in the Isle of Man,[1] we provide a small argument for why we should recognise