ABOUT UPRISING & THE YOUNG FOUNDATION
The UpRising Leadership programme's mission is to open pathways to leadership for talented young adults aged 19-25 from diverse backgrounds to be future leaders in an increasingly diverse Britain and a globalised world. Our unique programme equips young people with the life skills, knowledge, networks, confidence and power to transform their communities and Britain for the better.
UpRising was developed by the Young Foundation to support and train a new generation of public leaders and launched in 2008 in the East London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Newham and Tower Hamlets. The programme is now expanding to Birmingham and other major cities across the UK.
The Young Foundation, a registered UK charity, brings together insights, innovation and entrepreneurship to meet social needs. They have a track record of over 50 years success with ventures such as the Open University, Which?, the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Healthline (the precursor of NHS Direct).
ABOUT “LEND ME A TENNER”
“Lend Me A Tenner” is a scheme for encouraging young social entrepreneurs who wish to do something positive to help make a better world. They will go and find people like you who wish to support them by giving them a £10 interest free, unsecured loan to help them get started or do more. You will be investing in them. They will repay you when they can, target is within 2 years, but also with the ideas and energy they put into their project.
The programme is co-sponsored by the "Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action" (CIVA) a registered UK charity which helps incubate budding social entrepreneurs and promote community involvement.