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Our Partners

City Year UK is built on partnerships; with schools, donors, supporters and universities. Their engagement is critical to our impact.

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Corporates, trusts and foundations

Our volunteers serve for a year but we build partnerships that span many years so that children ‘grow up’ with City Year. Shared networks lead to innovative collaborations – with pupils gaining access to outstanding opportunities and volunteers benefitting from standout careers advice. Our partners also work with us to build our organisation, giving pro bono expertise across departments.

Ways to support
Meet our partners


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Individual and family donors

Individual donors get involved through events, like our annual gala dinner, or sharing their expertise with our City Year Mentors. Our Red Jacket Society is a community of philanthropic individuals and families who also act as our ambassadors, while our Seven Generations Development Board brings together cross-sector leaders to advocate and fundraise for City Year UK.

Ways to make a donation

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Primary and secondary schools

We have a role to play in any school across London, the West Midlands and Greater Manchester that draws a large proportion of its pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Whether it’s striving to turn around progress and results, currently good but aiming for great, or already outstanding and looking to stay there, we can be a powerful part of a school’s improvement strategy.

Meet our school partners
Our approach in schools

“When I grow up I want to be part of City Year so I can help children and help them with their work.”

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University partnerships

City Year UK is an ideal fit for placement students. It offers 18 to 25-year-olds the chance to make a difference in their local community and gain skills and experience for any career. Email:

Read about our partnership with Coventry University
Recruitment partnerships

City Year UK partners with organisations that share our commitment to youth and leadership development. Could you help us reach diverse young people, who might be interested in City Year UK?

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National Strategic Partners
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National Partners
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