Why Join Us

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The benefits

Just some of the benefits of joining Ambition include:

  • We provide a wide range of training and development for the people who run clubs, where they can learn skills that will hugely benefit the young people they work with.
  • The young people in your organisation will have access to more exciting opportunities through our personal development programmes. In 2012-13, 4,300 young people took part in our national programme of activities.
  • Do you or the clubs you work with want to take part in a training or development scheme like those delivered by the Institute of Leadership and Management or the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards? But find the cost and bureaucracy daunting? Ambition is an official centre for many bodies like these, and will take care of all that for you, giving you easy access.
  • We can help you access funding for your projects – which is more important than ever. We have a strong track record in successfully bidding for national initiatives, such as Realising Ambition and the DfE VCS Grant, then distribute the money to our members to deliver the work.
  • By working towards our quality standard, Ambition Quality, your clubs can greatly improve their services for young people, show that they’re doing a good job – and get an edge with funders.
  • Our members can get discounted insurance with insurance brokers Lockton LLP through the Club Cover scheme.
  • Members can also take advantage of a 10% discount on Ambition’s preferred monitoring platform, Views, to better evidence the impact and difference that their work makes. Take a look at this video to find out more about Views, or download this promotional pdf.
  • Sharing ideas with other youth organisations and clubs doing similar work can give you great new ideas and inspiration. Members can do this at our regional and national networking events. We also provide lots of great advice through our monthly news updates and exclusive members' web area.
  • Alone, you may not feel you have much of a voice when it comes to influencing government policies. But Ambition does. We will help you put across your views to decision-makers, to make sure policy favours youth clubs everywhere.

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

1,000 young people, staff and volunteers took part in our training

5m teenagers in the UK

80% of our national funding is given to members for local work

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