• LocationLondon, UK

Drivers for Change

A unique 11-day journey to inspire young people to take ownership of driving change in their communities

The problem we aim to solve:

Lack of support for young entrepreneurs and creatives

The solution our project offers:

Inspiring 100 future leaders to develop creative and enterprising approaches to improve their communities

The impact our project had so far:

Our project will begin in June 2018

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About the project

Drivers for Change is a unique 11-day journey to inspire young people to be creative and entrepreneurial, and to take ownership of driving change in their communities.

In June we’re taking 100 young people around the UK to explore how the arts, social enterprise and business can work together to create social change.

Inspiring 100 future leaders to develop creative and enterprising approaches to improve their communities.

A journey to creative social action

Across 11 days this June we are going to visit 8 locations in England, Scotland and Wales. At each location we will meet inspiring role models who are already working to make their communities thrive, these inspirational visits will be coupled with an intensive leadership and enterprise skills programme.

100 young creative and entrepreneurial participants will exchange ideas and skills; supporting each other to fulfil their potential and become a network of dynamic and diverse drivers for change.

Inspired by the world’s biggest enterprise train journey!

The participants of Jagriti Yatra, our inspiration

Drivers for Change is inspired by the world’s biggest enterprise journey; Jagriti Yatra in India. Now in its tenth year, Jagritri Yatra has taken over 3,000 young people on a 14-day tour of India and has been the catalyst for a number of innovative social action projects.

Having previously contributed to Jagriti Yatra as facilitators, speakers and guests the team behind Drivers for Change are now passionate about bringing elements of this unique journey to the UK.

Although some of the logistical elements are not transferrable - our national rail doesn’t have quite as many miles of track as India’s! - we hope to capture the vibrant atmosphere of Jagriti Yatra and aspire to replicating its far reaching social impact.

Open for applications

The journey is set to take place in June and we’re looking for 80 applicants that are currently living in the UK to take part.

A further 20 will come from overseas with the help of the British Council.

Successful applicants will be ambitious, creative and entrepreneurial, with a passion for community led change.

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