Kensington and Chelsea is searching for young people with a passion for their local community to apply to be the borough’s first ever Youth Mayor. Residents aged 11 to19 years old can register their interest in the brand-new role until 7 February. The Youth Mayor will lead a new Youth Council which will help to shape decisions made by the Council as well as receiving a £40,000 fund to allocate to projects of their choosing.
Once registered, applicants will have until mid Feb to rally up support from their peers. Fifty signatures from other young people living or studying in the borough will secure their place on the Youth Council.
Video manifestos will be produced for all those who receive their 50 signatures, giving young people the chance to tell all the potential voters exactly why they should be the one to lead the Youth Council as the Youth Mayor. Be it environmental issues, youth facilities, sports activities or anything in between, we want the Youth Mayor to bring a unique perspective to the Council and ensure the work we’re doing is in line with priorities of local young people.
Know someone who might be interested? Visit the Youth Council page of the Council website where you can find out more and learn how to apply. Applicants will need parental permission if they are under 18.
Keep up with all the updates for young people from the Council on the RBKCYouth Instagram.