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Catalyst is a dynamic and innovative leadership programme primarily targeting young people living in diverse areas of England who have leadership potential waiting to be uncovered. It is delivered free of charge and with optional accreditation.

By December 2020 – the penultimate month of the I Will Campaign – we will have:

  • 5,000 graduates actively engaged in their community as a result of Catalyst;
  • Helped 500 graduates apply for Near Neighbours Small Grant funding to help advance the common good in their neighbourhood;
  • Reached 1 million young people through our youth generated social media content, campaigns and short films.

By 2022, our ultimate goal is to equip 10,000 young people in 24 targeted regions of England with the vision to become leaders in a plural society and the skills and relationships to build it. Reaching this number of young people will create a movement capable of materially impacting levels of social cohesion across the country.

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign in June 2017 – watch this space for updates on our progress.


Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 700 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”