Peace First is an online platform that provides talented young leaders between 13-25 with tools to create social action projects that inspire change in our world. Peace First unites young people from across the UK to take action together, enabling them to use the power of their collective voices to create healthier and fairer communities by challenging social injustice.

Young people can join the platform to gain access to project planning tools, mentorship, mini-grants of up to £200, and a global community of like minded changemakers at: www.peacefirst.org/uk.

If they join and start their project before the end of October, they will also be eligible for a £2500 accelerator programme. The accelerator programme will be offered to an especially transformative project, and provides access to regular coaching from an expert and the opportunity to receive in depth guidance with a Brain Trust Workshop.

The UK Challenge, which offers a safe space for young people to talk about the issues facing their communities and initiate projects that help solve problems through the Peace First Platform, is powered by a coalition led by the Act for Change Fund, a joint initiative between Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, working in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund.