About Cumbria Youth Alliance

Cumbria Youth Alliance is a leading charity for the development and quality assurance of youth provision in Cumbria with a vision that all young people can thrive to achieve a sustainable and positive future!

We are a membership organisation, supporting, engaging, and working in partnership with the infrastructure of Youth Organisations throughout Cumbria, to enable them and us to deliver a range of needs led programmes so that young people can reach their full potential.

Our focus is supporting the physical, mental health and wellbeing, attainment, and emotional development of young people across the county ensuring that young people can make a successful transition into adulthood.

Cumbria Youth Alliance has three strands of work: Youth Promise, Youth Ambition and Youth Services. Youth Promise is a delivery strand providing an alternative youth work curriculum tailored for 12–18-year-olds, designed to engage individuals who may need additional support. Youth Ambition is a delivery strand to provide support to 15-24-year-olds to overcome barriers to employment by holding interventions, appointments, activities, and tailored action plans. The Youth Services strand offers infrastructure support to the third sector and provides management to different partnership projects.

Young People Entering Employment

A bar chart showing employability outcomes displaying the number of employment opportunities young people have secured during or after their time on a programme. *Jan 2022 - March 2024

Young People Gaining an Achievement or Qualification

Young people have gained achievements and qualifications through successes. Other accomplishments may include participating in extracurricular activities, volunteering, or receiving awards or recognition for their talents or contributions. They may also have obtained certifications or completed courses or programs related to their interests or career aspirations. These achievements and qualifications demonstrate their skills, knowledge, and dedication, which can be valuable assets in pursuing further education or employment opportunities. *Jan 2022-March 2024

Selected Outcomes

Cumbria Youth Alliance aims to bring about positive outcomes for young people in Cumbria. By utilising a Management Information System (Upshot), CYA has been able to identify and highlight key areas where significant progress has been made through its various activities. *Jan 2022-March 2024