“I am proud that the Government I lead is the most diverse the UK has ever seen and the Patchwork Foundation is leading the charge in making politics more accessible to all, proving that young people from any background can be at the heart of British politics.”
#GetInvolved sessions are opportunities for young people to learn the basics of politics – from canvassing to campaigning with real hands-on experience and more.
Participants attend sessions led by influential political figures to gain greater knowledge on the internal workings of parties, politics and elections. Our #GetInvolved sessions are run on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year, with a focus on providing engaging and informative experiences.
During election periods, we work with the three main parties to create unique opportunities for young people to understand local campaigning; from phone banking, to door knocking to encouraging turnout on election day. Over 4,000 young people have engaged with the programme and have canvassed and campaigned on a grassroots level.