Social Action

Volunteering is a really valuable part of our society. By engaging with your community and undertaking social action can have real benefit for you, as well as positively contributing to the world around you. We believe young people have an important role to play in society and, with the right support, can contribute significantly through volunteering and social action.


Our Most Recent Programmes

You + Us

Youth Focus North East is delighted to be part of the #iwilltakeaction fund, which has been made available through £1.7 million joint funding from The Virgin Money Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund. You+Us is Youth Focus North East’s new social action programme It brings together young people and communities across the North East. At the heart of the programme is 50 Local Challenges taking place in 50 local communities in our region. Through each Local Challenge, young people will develop skills, knowledge and confidence as they create and deliver a project which has benefits for the wider community. Each group will be allocated £300 to support the delivery of their project and will also be supported to raise additional funds where necessary. Groups will be encouraged to work with their peers, older or younger members of the community, and staff from Virgin Money.

The new #iwill Take Action Fund is a three-year social action programme aiming to increase the number of opportunities for 10-20 year olds in the region to volunteer, campaign and fund raise on issues that are important to them. If you would like more information about You+Us and/or have any groups of young people who might be interested in developing their own local project please email Zoe Jackson or call 0191 477 9966.


Archived Programmes

Stillington Community Pilot

Working in partnership with Tees Valley Rural Action, supporting intergenerational community activities. Find out more