Become a Friend

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 opinions and find their voice. Thanks to you, we support aspiring young journalists by offering training, access to artists and a platform for their work: read about our impact. At a local level you ensure 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. We appreciate any contribution - £60 a year (just £5 per month!) is a great place to start. You can enable more young people to get their voices heard.

It's not just the feel good factor...
All Friends will be listed on our site, 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. We're developing the scheme and will introduce benefits that you tell us matter. Sign up soon to get the most from our friendship.

Your friendship helps us to support Chris who says "Being a Voice Contributor makes me realise how much I love writing about things I find interesting and sharing those ideas". See who else you help.

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. Just let us know in the message box if you want your friendship/donation to remain anonymous in the public domain.

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 and help even more young people

Every £500 you contribute could support a young person's costs to review up to twenty productions / exhibitions across the UK

Our Patrons support our work with a 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.
We are happy to have 'Joint Patrons' - perfect for couples who want to jointly show their support, simply enter both names, we suggest a donation from £900 for Joint Patrons.

Want to know more about what you're supporting? Take a look at our case for support.

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Become a Business Friend today

Every £600 you donate could support our work to reach more local groups of young people across the UK

Businesses can become Friends too... 

Business Friends pledge a suggested £600+ a year and in return we offer:

  • 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

Businesses who pledge £2000+ per year and whose work aligns with Voice's values of opportunity, creativity, quality and trust may have their 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 a Business 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. Organisations may request an invoice for payment of their support by emailing [email protected] and may pay via BACS in their normal way.
We will publicly list the name of all friends and patrons on our website, but you can request to give anonymously - simply make a note in the 'add a message' field on the checkout or drop us an email on [email protected] at any time to have your name removed from the list.