Ambition Quality

Ambition Quality

Ambitious youth organisations want to develop and improve, with quality standards a vital part of their work. Choosing the right approach is key to your organisation's future. It is about knowing you are doing a good job, improving your performance and ensuring you can demonstrate quality in a competitive sector.

Ambition not only wants to drive up standards for individual youth clubs and organisations but across the whole youth sector.

Our quality standard is accessible, flexible, tailored to individual need and affordable. It is essential for any youth club, project or youth infrastructure organisation and comes with a support package of resources, dedicated staff and training.

Ambition Quality is unique as it has been specifically designed by the voluntary youth sector to support organisations of all sizes.

First Steps

The basic standards required by any youth club or community project to demonstrate safe, equitable and legal practice. This framework provides minimum operating standards for working with young people.

Ambition Quality

This is aimed specifically at youth clubs, projects and sports clubs who can achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

Ambition Quality+

Designed specifically for youth infrastructure organisations. This award sets two standards;

  • Excellent practice for membership organisations
  • Excellent practice in supporting other youth organisations


Product / Service Full Member Associate Member

Voluntary organisations (non-members)

Statutory & other organisations (non-members)

First Steps

FREE £25 £50 £100

Ambition Quality

£100 £135 £150 £200

Additional Levels (Silver and Gold)

£50 £60 £75 £100

Re-accreditation at any level for a 3-year period

£50 £60 £75 £100

Ambition Quality+

£200 £270 £300 £400

Additional site visits – per half day

£250 + travel @ 40p per mile

£300 + travel @ 40p per mile

£350 + travel @ 40p per mile

£450 + travel @ 40p per mile


11k youth clubs and community projects in England

3500 youth clubs and youth projects supported by our members

2000 young people got involved in our sports programme

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