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Think Big

Young people.  Changing their communities.

Think Big is a social action programme from O2, in conjunction with the National Youth Agency, UK Youth and Conservation Foundation.  The National Youth Agency is delighted to be the lead agency. Our role is to manage the overall programme, and to work closely with youth organisations who want to join Think Big.

What is Think Big?

Setting up a local football team.  Painting a community centre.  Running a campaign to educate young people about knife crime.    

Young people are full of great ideas, energy and enthusiasm.  But they need support and money to make it all happen.  

Think Big is a programme aimed at young people aged 13-25 who want to make positive changes in their community.  If they’ve got a great project idea, we’ll help them get going.  

Think Big aims to harness the incredible talents of young people to bring people together in their communities.  We want to help young people make the most of their potential, and inspire others.  To change the way young people think about themselves and their communities.  And change the way people think about them.

Initially young people can apply for £300 (Think Big), for their community project.  If they successfully complete their Think Big project they will have the opportunity to apply for £2,500 (Think Bigger).  For more information or to apply for Think Big please visit the O2 Think Big website

We want to work with youth organisations

O2 Think Big currently partners with a number of organisations that work with young people.  Youth Partners can be local or national organisations that represent the different sectors, what we do ask is that you work with young people that are harder to reach and less likely to hear about the programme any other way.

We want to make sure that Think Big is open to all young people.  That’s why we allocate projects to young people who join the programme through a youth organisation.  By joining Think Big you’ll be putting money directly into the hands of the disadvantaged young people you’re already working with.

By working with a variety of youth partners it supports O2 to develop and establish their profile in the youth sector as an organisation that supports and works to help young people to aspire, achieve and grow. The partnership between community, voluntary and corporate organisations can be mutually beneficially and bring positive opportunity for all.

When you join Think Big, you’ll be helping your young people to take a leading role in their local community.  And you’ll become part of a movement that wants to shout about young people’s achievements.

You can join Think Big by visiting the the Youth Partner section of the website


If you would like to find out more information about applying for Think Big or becoming a Youth Partner please do not hesitate to contact either Amanda Fearn 07590 734533 or Katy Neilson, on 07894588315 / Email Katy Neilson