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Support young people with Voice

Become a Friend of Voice

Support young people to enjoy and comment on the arts
Voice's mission is to enable more young people to explore the arts and media, develop their opinions and find their voice. We support aspiring young journalists by offering training, access to artists and a platform for their work: meet our Voice Contributors.  At local level our Voice Outreach projects introduce young people to arts and culture in their area and encourage them to comment and review.

We want to reach more young people and we need your support! Please consider becoming a Friend of Voice, any amount is greatly appreciated. £60 a year (just £5 per month!) is a great place to start, and monthly payment options help to make any size of gift affordable. Your ongoing support will enable more young people to get their voices heard.

It's not just the feel good factor...
All Friends will receive two dedicated newsletters a year with news about our online and live activities, plus announcements about new features on the site and advanced access to our regular draws for arts prizes.
Sign up soon to receive a limited edition supporters pin badge as a thank you for your kind support. 

Make your voice heard! We're developing the scheme and will introduce benefits that you tell us matter.

Become a Friend of Voice

£60 could get a young person to their first arts experience
£150 could help offer young people 1:1 support and mentoring to develop their opinions
£500 buys a facilitator to work with a disadvantaged group of young people to learn about local culture

You can pay by card or direct debit on a monthly or annual basis and you can cancel anytime. If you can afford to pay annually then more of your support goes straight to our charitable work. If you can apply GiftAid then we'll receive an extra 25% at no cost to you.

Give the gift of friendship!
Make someone's day and simply email us to get an e-certificate of friendship as a gift for that lucky someone.

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Become a Patron of Voice

Our Patrons support our work with a suggested donation of £500 or more each year. In addition to the benefits of being a Friend, you will get exclusive invites to meet our team and young journalists. We will publicly acknowledge all Patrons in our annual reports and every Patron will get a shout out in at least one of our recorded podcasts or video interviews, plus the chance to feature in our donor spotlight.

Become a Patron of Voice


Organisations can become Friends too... 

Organisation Friends pledge a suggested £600+ a year and in return we offer:£2000 helps keep voice online for 200000+ users

  • exclusive discounts on advertising packages to get your message to our young readers
  • discounted youth voice training or consultancy from Upstart Projects, our parent charity
  • access to low cost workshops with our team to help your staff engage with increased communication or change
  • exclusive opportunities to buy fun 'away day' activities to build your teams through mobile media making led by our young team

Organisations who pledge £2000+ per year and whose work aligns with Voice's values of opportunity, creativity, quality and trust may have their organisation's logo listed in our footer for the duration of their Friendship, with a link to their website.

Simply donate via the button below or contact us on [email protected] to discuss how you might support us.

Become an organisation friend 


Voice is run by Upstart Projects, a charity with an independent voluntary board who oversee our work. We raise money from commissions and grant applications, and via the support of people just like you!

All friends donations are voluntary, and we welcome donations of any amount to support our work - there are no minimum payments we require from individual friends; but we ask that you consider how much it costs us to operate and that you donate what you are able in support of our work. None of our benefits have a monetary value available to purchase otherwise. VAT registered organisations may request a VAT invoice for payment of their support by emailing [email protected] and may pay via BACS in their normal way.

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