A video sharing learning from four years of national Act for Change funding shows what young people can achieve when they set out to deal with an issue with the right backing.
Act for Change provided funding for organisations where young people use their expertise to tackle injustice and funded the Coventry Youth Activists (CYA) campaign group between 2018 and 2022.
This four-minute film, released to mark the end of their funding for youth-led change, features our young disabled activists taking a coach to London to face down Facebook at their offices over disability hate allowed to remain on the platform unchallenged, plus their participation in Coventry City of Culture 2021’s ‘This Is The City: Being Human’ finale parade and CYA’s celebrations on winning a national campaigners award from the Sheila McKechnie Foundation for Facebook Has No Standards.
CYA’s Thomas and Joey are both interviewed in the film, with Joey saying: “It’s about allowing young people to bring crazy ideas to the table and not being afraid to let them run with it.
“Because we never know where these ideas may take us in the future.”
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CYA are funded for another three years by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.