Active Citizens recruitment 2016-17

Get involved in the Active Citizens programme in the UK in 2016-17.

Are you working to make life better in your community, either professionally or as a volunteer, through positive social action, and want to receive funded residential training to further develop the skills to do that? Do you want to share experiences with and be part of a network of people who have similar goals on a global scale, and learn how local issues can have global impact?

 If you’re aged 18 or over and live in the UK, the Active Citizens Social Leadership Programme, delivered by the British Council, could be just right for you!

 The Programme includes: attending a Residential (2-6 November 2016), then returning to your community to share your learning; developing a plan for a social action project – this could be a new project, or you could use their new skills to contribute to an existing project (November/December 2016); once your project plan has been approved by the British Council, you work on your project in your community (January – March 2017); three participants out of the ten will have the opportunity to take part in an International Study Visit, where they will meet other Active Citizens from around the world, share their experiences and visit projects in a community; at points throughout the course and in the months afterwards, the British Council will ask for feedback from participants about the impact of their involvement in the programme.


The deadline for the Application Form, Additional Info Form and References to be emailed back to is now 23:59 18th September 2016

Full information in the Guidance to Applicants document downloadable below.