Team Bradford presentation at the Unilever Bright Future grants event

Working with us: Unilever and Ambassadors in Schools

Team London Young Ambassadors is the Mayor’s volunteering programme for primary and secondary schools across the capital. The programme inspires and supports young people to develop community projects on social issues they are passionate about. 

It is supported by Unilever as part of their “brightFuture” campaign. Originally entitled “project Sunlight”, brightFuture is a platform that helps unite and amplify the efforts of people who believe it is possible to build a world where everyone lives sustainably and well. 

This also links to the firm’s Sustainable Living Plan, which is their blueprint for sustainable business. The plan aims to decouple growth from environmental impact while increasing positive social impact, driving profitable growth for their brands, saving costs, and fueling innovation.

The campaign

Teams of young people across the capital have improved their school or local area by setting up a wide range of projects which address issues such as food poverty, homelessness, bullying, connecting generations and improving the environment.

Schools receive workshops, inspiring assemblies and youth summits. City Hall supports their work with handbooks, campaign kits, and help from adult volunteers. 

Partnership benefits

Unilever receives a range of benefits from its support of the Young Ambassadors programme, including:

  • unique use of the designation: mayor’s official young ambassadors partner 2014-2107
  • ability to promote partnership with the mayor in all company literature
  • integration of the unilever brightfuture campaign into the partnership.  this aims to motivate people to live sustainably by inspiring them to create a better future for children
  • a range of employee volunteering opportunities, either on a one-off basis or as part of a longer lasting relationship supporting young people