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Running your own project

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Solidarity Projects allow you and a group of friends or other like-minded young people in your local area to take social action wherever you live in the UK. 

With this type of activity, groups of at least five young people can run a project locally. It could address key challenges within the local area, whilst also helping tackle regional or even national issues. 

Your group must have a clearly defined topic that you wish to explore together, with concrete daily activities that involve all the participants. Think about working methods and project management – you will decide these too. 

Climate change, gender equality, democratic engagement, or other topics – it’s all about the causes that matter to you.

Some groups choose to work with an experienced organisation or to find a coach to support the group (someone with youth work experience, for example).

A Solidarity Project can last from two to 12 months and can be part-time.

Applications are no longer open for UK Solidarity Projects, but projects that have already received funding continue to take place.

Additional resources

Check out our additional resources on Solidarity Projects:

  • read the European Solidarity Corps Guide and Solidarity Projects Handbooks available on our Project Support page under ‘Key Documents’; and
  • watch the module on Solidarity Projects available on ‘Ready, Set, Make the Change!’, a European Solidarity Corps free online course on the HOP platform.

Applications are closed. Please read our webpage for the latest information on European Solidarity Corps and the EU transition period.

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