Celebrating 125 years of the CLCGB

Will I have fun?

Will I try new activities and challenges?
Will I be welcome?

Yes, Yes, Yes, absolutely yes and all with those of a similar age in a safe, well run environment.
All our leaders are vetted, CRB checked and follow the Anglican church ethos.

So try us out, the journey starts here: Find Your Local Group

“It feels nice to be part of a group who help each other and are friendly. It makes me feel special.” 

Maddison, aged 10.

What do the clergy think?

“I have been involved with CLCGB since 1969 and have seen how precious it was and what a difference it made in my Parish, All Saints & Martyrs Langley, which had a huge Company. It brings what young people need to young people, it gives them friendship, it gives them fellowship and fun."

Bishop Jack Nichols

The Benefits of CLCGB To Your Church Are... 

 

Can I help out or start a group?

Oh Yes! 

CLCGB are here to help you set up a new group in your Church. We support you so it's easy.

Before you know it, you will be the catalyst for young people engaging in activities with the Church and wanting to be there!. 

Or want to volunteer? Thankyou so much! Find out how here.

"Starting a new group was easy with the assistance from the CLCGB, and the activities and resources available to us."

 

The fun
starts here!

The Martins
for 5-7 year olds

 

Experience new challenges

The Y Team
for 7-10 year olds

 

Jump to the challenge!

JTC
for 10-13 year olds

 

Achieve your goals...

CLCGB Seniors
for 13-21 year olds

 


Young Leaders & volunteering

 


Earn your Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Northern Futures Campaign

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The Cabinet Office Youth Policy team and the office of the Deputy Prime Minister would like to invite you to get involved in the Deputy Prime Minister’s new initiative called Northern Futures. The project aims to facilitate an open conversation about economic growth in the North by inviting both experts and members of the public to share their ideas on challenges and solutions. A major part of this will be listening to views of young people and about what they want to see to make the North of England’s economy rival cities and regions around the world.

This is an outstanding opportunity to involve young people you work with in a high profile policy debate. Please see below a summary of the initiative and information about how to get involved.

The Campaign

We’re structuring the debate around a single question posed by the Deputy Prime Minister:

How do we build on the strengths in the North to create an economic core in the heart of the region that can compete with the biggest cities in the world?

 

The Northern Futures website has been set up (http://northernfutures.dialogue-app.com) so people can share and discuss their ideas online. All they need to do is register on the site and they will immediately be able to join the debate. Anyone who does not want to share their ideas on the website can email the project team directly (northern.futures@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk) or make contact via twitter (@North_Futures).

The Deputy Prime Minister and his staff will also be visiting towns and cities across the North to give experts and non-experts alternative ways to engage in the debate.

The process will conclude with a Northern Futures Summit, scheduled to take place in Leeds on 6 November, where we’ll bring the conversation together and agree a way forward. The Centre for Cities is convening the event on behalf of the Deputy Prime Minister.

The benefits of taking part 

The benefits to you from taking part in the initiative are three-fold:

1)      Opportunities for young people: this is an opportunity for young people to pitch their ideas and engage in a real life policy making process, as well as getting the chance of meeting the Deputy Prime Minister to explain their ideas and pitch to an audience of 300 people at the Northern Futures Summit

2)      Influencing: Your organisation will also get the opportunity to pitch any ideas either about youth policy or northern futures directly to the Deputy Prime Minister’s staff

3)      Publicity: If you choose to get involved, your organisation will be publicised on both the Northern Futures and the Deputy Prime Minister Office website, as well as via Twitter.

How you can get involved

We’d like you to take part in a series of activities over the coming two months that culminates in a summit on 6 November:

w/c 8 Sep 2014              Young People’s Week

We would like you to encourage young people across the North to get involved with the debate via Twitter, email and the Northern Futures website

16 Oct 2014                      Policy Lab Open Ideas Day

We would like you to put forward young people to attend Open Ideas Day across 7 locations in the North, where up to five young people at each location will get a chance to discuss their ideas in a real life policy making process

6th Nov 2014                       Northern Futures Summit in Leeds

We want those young people with the best Northern Futures ideas to pitch their ideas at our summit on 6 November. In addition, we want to make space for at least 50 young people to attend the summit as delegates

We would also welcome other ideas you have for engaging young people in the debate.

Next steps

If anyone is interested in taking part in this fantastic initiative, please let Audrey know by 12 noon on Wednesday 3 September. We then want to work with you to make the week commencing 8 September a ‘Young People’s week to get young people fully involved in the debate.


 

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