Why Join Us

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The benefits

Just some of the benefits of joining Ambition include:

Improving the quality of community youth clubs and projects

  • Access to a subsised quality assurance programme, comprehensive training packages and resources.
  • Use of Ambition's accreditation status to training bodies such as the Institute of Leadership & Management, Duke of Edinburgh and Sports Leaders UK to launch your own accredited programmes.
  • Discounted training and development packages for leaders and volunteers who work with young people.

Supporting the development of our membership

  • Dedicated strategic support and guidance from our membership team.
  • Eligibility to apply for Ambition's tendered opportunities and large scale funding initiatives. Last year we invested £1 million in our members to deliver local programmes to young people.
  • The chance to participate in regional and national network meetings to share effective practice, be inspired, receive vital up-to-date materials and collaborate with others.
  • Preferential insurance rates for you and your members with Arthur J Gallagher

Listening to young people

  • Places for young people on our Youth Council for a two-year term.
  • The opportunity to contribute to government consultations and national policy.
  • Work shadowing within Ambition.

Being a stong, focused and effective organisation

  • Discounted access to Ambition’s preferred monitoring platform, Views, to better evidence the impact and difference your work makes. Take a look at this video to find out more about Views.
  • Lots of great advice through our monthly e-news updates and exclusive members' web area - including policy templates and youth work resources.

Are you ready to become a member? Find out how to apply

What our members say

“The support given by Ambition has been essential – we recognise that the group would not have flourished as it has without their co-ordination, administrative back-up and expert advice.”

Tim Tod, Chief Executive of Young Devon

"Thank you very much for all the strategic planning support you gave us in completing the visioning exercise and the completion of our Business Plan. We are now the proud owners of The Investors in People Accreditation."

Lisa Barker, Senior Manager, Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People

90 years on and young people are still supported by Ambition

5m teenagers in the UK

13,500 volunteers help to run amazing youth clubs and projects in our network

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