Young people see the world from a different perspective. What would *THEY* change about their local community?

The 'GO Make A Difference' challenge offers young people a voice and an opportunity to turn words into action.

Urban Saints have joined forces with Redeeming Our Communities (ROC) and the Christian Police Association (CPA) to launch a brand new mission challenge for youth groups.

'GO Make A Difference' is a campaign to support youth workers in leading groups of young people wanting to Get Out and Make A Difference in their local community. It presents an opportunity for young people to be recognised for the positive contribution that they make – and disprove the view that ‘young people are only interested in themselves’.

Once your project is complete, create a short video to demonstrate how your group made a difference in your community, upload it to YouTube and send us the link.

The winning group will be selected based on a combination of project innovation, relevance and impact on the community.

Go Make a difference website

How and When Can I Start?

Download our Group Leaders Guide for all you need to know about how to get started.

You can register as soon as you have a project idea, however your project can’t start before 01 May and must be completed no later than 01 September 2017. Once you’ve registered, you can use the time before 1st May to start recruiting your group and planning your community project.

Group members must be 11-18 years on 1st May 2017.

As Group Leader you’ll need to confirm that you have a valid DBS certificate, Public Liability Insurance cover and are taking full responsibility for your group by accepting the Terms and Conditions of entry.

The GO Make A Difference website has more information, including downloadable consent and risk assessment forms, and a list of 101 community project ideas.

What will it cost?

To enter the competition costs nothing. But to participate is going to cost you time and energy as you bring all the skills and qualities you usually use with your group and focus them on achieving something different together.

Of course, it may cost your group to travel to the final … but you’ve got to earn your place first!

'GO Make A Difference' is endorsed by Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Children and Young People.