Living it is the online home for youth work led by UnLtd and partners in celebrating, showcasing and promoting young social entrepreneurs. The campaign in the first half of 2014 also featured 5 national events at Google Campus, London, regional events, and our new ‘Lived it Awards’ – all culminating in a big two day festival on the 16th and 17th May. This site also gives you information about how you can get support for your ideas if you’re a young person and provides support and resources to you if you work with young people who have ideas too.
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Here’s what we got up to at the Living It festival 2014:
CAMPAIGN PARTNERS 2014
The campaign partners for Living it are organisations who share the same values as UnLtd. We believe in supporting young social entrepreneurs to start up, grow, and build an eco-system of support to enable young people to get on and thrive. We also believe in people-powered change and the power of bringing people together. Together we are building the movement.
If you share our values too, get in contact with us to find out more about partnering with UnLtd here.
Campus is Europe’s newest co-working space and entrepreneur community. They help great ideas come to life by providing a place people can meet, collaborate and inspire each other in the heart of East London’s Tech City. Powered by Google.org to offer start-ups the tools they need to succeed Campus promotes an open culture that values the energy and input of people from all walks of life. Campus is about creating new relationships and providing an environment where you can build your business. Think seven floors of flexible work space, free high-speed internet and support to fuel your ideas, from mentoring programmes to networking events and much more. UnLtd is passionate about building an eco system of support for those who wish to grow their ideas. Whether you’re a London-based start-up or passing through the city, Campus is a great place to start. Campus is our generous host for the Living it campaign and provides invaluable support in allowing us to convene the social entrepreneur communities in the UK.
O2 Think Big aims to help 1 million young people develop skills for life and lead community projects by 2015. We do this through a range of support programmes aiming to help young people be inspired and realise their potential, develop skills (such as digital and entrepreneurial skills), become work ready and boost their employability.
Our youth programme puts £300 funding directly into the hands of young people to help bring their ideas to life, and supports them to use the money to deliver a positive impact in their local community. We offer a further £2500 to help grow their ideas. We recently partnered with UnLtd offering funding of up to £10,000 to help young people grow their social ventures further.
We also run digital inspiration sessions, our Think Big Schools programme, giving insight and support around the power of digital and entrepreneurship. And through GoThinkBig we provide advice and support, as well as access to a range of work and skills experiences and job opportunities, to help young people get a foot on the career ladder.
O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any mobile provider according to Ofcom.
You may be aware of TOMS shoes but do you know their story? Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the idea of One for One, which has turned into a global movement. TOMS have given over 10 million pairs of new shoes to children who need them since 2006. The company also recently expanded its unique business model to include TOMS Eyewear, helping to save and restore sight for those in need. UnLtd believe in the TOMS motto of “Start Something that matters” as we support individuals who have their ventures firmly rooted in delivering positive social change. TOMS and UnLtd have previously collaborated on two Dream, Act, Inspire events in London and Glasgow with great success.
Eventbrite is a powerful enabling tool, an online service that allows event organisers to plan, set up ticket sales, promote events and publish events via social media, and most importantly manage events . Eventbrite are a link in the eco system allowing those who have a product or service and need event support to obtain it online and for free. With our joint intention of bringing people together and believing in people powered community action, we have teamed up to support the Living it campaign.
The Living It campaign is part of UnLtd’s work focusing on young people which has been funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief and the Millennium Awards Trust. Current youth work projects are funded by the Cabinet Office and JP Morgan.