Support from The Harpur Trust has allowed UpRising to embed itself in Bedford over the past five years, working with over 100 adults aged 16-25 from diverse and under-represented backgrounds.

Through grants from the Trust UpRising has delivered yearly leadership and development programmes which give participants the opportunity to meet with local and national leaders and create social change within the community. As a result of being on the Leadership Programme 2015-16 participants reported an 82% increase in their networks, a 31% gain in skills, a 30% development of knowledge and a 22% increase in confidence.

The support of The Harpur Trust allows UpRising to have a solid foundation in Bedford; supporting not only the young people on current programmes, but also alumni.