“Promoting and inspiring young talent from all backgrounds to engage in the politics and civil society strengthens political participation and our democratic process. The Patchwork Foundation is due enormous credit for their work in encouraging the positive integration of underrepresented communities and I am pleased to have been able to support the Foundation over the years as they have grown from strength to strength.”
We believe that being part of the solution is a more effective tool of engagement than being a part of the silent majority. The #GetInvolved Programme enables under-represented communities to engage with mainstream politics.
Participants have the opportunity to learn the basics of politics – from canvassing to campaigning with real hands-on experience. Participants attend sessions led by influential political figures to gain greater knowledge on the internal workings of parties, politics and elections. Individuals are given the opportunity to attend party conferences to extend their understanding of British politics. The programme enables participants not only to understand grassroots politics it also provides a safe environment for individuals to explore their own political views and future plans. Learn more about voting.