Norwich Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

We’re commissioning projects in the Norwich area

Following a consultation with young people, the Norwich YAB have identified that young people are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety as a result of the pandemic regarding careers and their future. Norwich YAB have decided to assign £10,000 to commission a new project aimed at tackling this issue. Norwich YAB will fund a provider to deliver coaching support for careers, education, training and options for their future.

Application deadline: Monday 24th October at 12pm

Find out more

Young people from Norwich Youth Advisory Board onstage at the Norfolk Young People's Climate Change Conference.

Who Are We?

We are young people who live or study in Norwich, Norfolk.

Each year we ask young people in Norwich about the issues that matter to them.

We then take action through campaigning, lobbying, advocacy, hosting events and commissioning services.

We work with adult professionals in our community to ensure that young people have a say in decisions that affect them.

A young commissioner asking a question at the Norfolk Young People's Election Debate.

Get Involved

Want your voice heard?

Want to make a difference?

The YAB is open to all young people aged 11-19 (up to 25 with a disability) who live or study in Norwich.

Send us an email at NorwichYAB@ map.uk.net to find out more about how you can get involved.

Young Commissioners leading the Norwich Lord Mayor's Parade.

Young Commissioners

Members of the YAB are called Young Commissioners.

We meet regularly, and work together to make a positive difference in our communities.

Young Commissioners can take part in training, attend residentials, and have the opportunity to meet other young people and make new friends. There is never any cost, and food and transport is provided.

Covid-19

We are now back to working face to face with groups and online by delivering remote group sessions and one-to-one support, and creating additional resources for young people. Please get in touch to find out more.

A notice board about youth housing issues and homelessness.

Campaigning for Change

We hold weekly Campaign Group meetings which shape our campaigns to make change in our local communities.

We’re currently campaigning on youth homelessness and housing issues in Norwich.

Young Commissioners in Berlin,

Residentials

Young Commissioners have the opportunity to attend free residential trips.

Over the past two years, we have visited Brussels, Leeds, and Berlin, and hosted a residential for all young people in Norwich at Eaton Vale.

Young People’s Mental Health

Norfolk Young People’s Climate Change Conference 2019

We’re launching a new group for Black young people in Norwich to access support, meet other young people, and work together to make change. Get in touch to find out more!

Check out the Norfolk Youth Advisory Boards Newsletter to find out more about our work.