Creative Youth Network is a registered charity based in Bristol, in the South West of England.

We are youth workers, creative professionals, volunteers and campaigners. We help all young people to reach their potential and live fulfilling lives, by building secure, positive relationships with them based on the unique needs of each person.

Our Trustees

Our board of trustees is responsible for the overall control and strategic development of Creative Youth Network.

All of our trustees are experts in their fields, with a passion for working with and for young people. They each volunteer their time to us, to ensure that we are doing everything we can to give young people from all backgrounds the opportunities they need to reach their potential.

Our trustees are: William Robert Durie, Julian Davis, Maggie Curtis, Mike Lea, Lynne Elvins, Nick Holder, Robyn Sandilands, Raj Kakar-Clayton, Robert Nye, Deepraj Singh and Kirsty Swan.

Our trustees

Our 2018 Impact Report  

In 2018 we worked with 4280 young people – 25% more than in 2017. Many of these young people are marginalised: Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ), unemployed, not in education, suffering poor mental health, are in care (or are care leavers), are asylum seekers, refugees, or are disabled.

  • 25% BAME
  • 2361 sessions held
  • 30128 attendances
  • 12051 positive outcomes and destinations
  • 497 young people on our creative programme, up 28% from 2017, 23% achieved Arts Awards
  • 216 young people were part of our complimentary education programmes

Each one of these young people is unique. They are all experiencing barriers that stop them from thriving. 

Discover more about our impact in 2017.

Find out more about the different ways we work with young people thanks to your support.