You are here:

EmpowHER Legacy

EmpowHER Legacy

In June 2021 we awarded a grant of £500,000 to leading youth charity UK Youth as part of its EmpowHER programme. It enables them to test different approaches in the design and delivery of youth social action projects, explore how to make them sustainable and embed best practice into a bigger network of projects.

Established in 2018 to mark the centenary of some women being allowed to vote, EmpowHER is funded by Spirit of 2012 and the #iwill fund. It is delivered by UK Youth in partnership with British Red Cross and Young Women’s Trust. To date, more than 1,000 girls and young women have participated in the programme, with 82% reporting improved self-confidence and 75% reporting improved leadership skills.

The grant funds:

  • The delivery of training and resources, including an evaluation framework to 40 youth organisations;
  • Support for six national partners to develop a network to share local knowledge of best practice in youth social action project design and fundraising
  • Resources including a toolkit for sharing widely with other youth organisations to support the delivery of effective and sustainable programmes to embed best practice

We are absolutely thrilled to receive this grant to explore how to make youth social action projects sustainable. Youth social action provides so many benefits both to the young people involved and to the communities they serve. This grant will ensure we share learning and embed best practice across more projects. By taking part in social action projects, young people develop their skills and confidence to have a voice, be heard and give back to their local community.

Ndidi Okezie OBE - CEO, UK Youth


Project spend

2 Years

Project duration

Further Information

More information on UK Youth website here

Young Women's Trust website here

British Red Cross website here

Empowher logo