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Act For

Are you a young person who wants to make change or support other young people leading change? Are you a funder who wants to invest in the power and talent of young people leading social change? Do you want to find out how to be a better ally to young activists?



· Building relationships ·


what’s on


Changing the narratives and challenging stereotypes about young people with lived experience of injustice and inequality.

How to engage people that disagree with you (Part 1)

Mental health in education

More than a statistic

Stop and search

Being a young refugee

Facebook has no standards

How to engage people that disagree with you (Part 2)

what’s on

Panel Discussions

How to meaningfully involve young people as equal partners in organisations, services, and making change for social justice. This will showcase how it’s done, hearing from young people.

*** Sharing ideas

panel discussions

Youth Action Participation Plan

July 26, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you want to get young people more involved in your service, but feel like you don’t know how to do it? Does it feel like a risk you don’t know how to navigate?

AFCT Podcast Launch

July 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Act for Change Together Podcast platforms the experiences of young people across the UK who want to change the narrative on assumptions that have been made about them.

Listen Up Manifesto Launch

July 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We are six activism organisations joining forces across the UK to empower, platform and drive young voices for change. Young people aged between 12-25 years old have created this Manifesto and Campaign.

Getting Active & Making Change (Panel 1)

July 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you looking to make a difference and create change? Are you really passionate about an issue but aren’t quite sure how to get started?

Importance & Impact of Youth Involvement

July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Youth participation is a difficult cliff to traverse, and can feel hard to do in a way that meets an organisation's needs and those of the young people too.

Black Bristol

July 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Project Zazi are a part of Off The Record  and last year launched their resource “Black Bristol”. Black Bristol is an interactive timeline for young people exploring some of Bristol’s most important history that is often left out of lessons/resources within the education space.

Do you want to hear from young change makers and activists about their opinions on how to make opportunities accessible for young people? 

Getting Active & Making Change

July 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you looking to make a difference and create change? Are you really passionate about an issue but aren’t quite sure how to get started?


Young leaders

what’s on


Masterclasses from young people sharing their knowledge & skills in making change.

what’s on


Showcasing the 32 organisations supported by Act for Change Fund, and the young people there leading change.

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Co-produced by The Arts Development Company (ADC)

Led by ADC Associate, Molly Scarborough, The Arts Development Company have co-produced the Act for Change Together network and Festival.

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