The Agency

Earn £30 a week to develop your project idea to benefit your community. Win £2,000 to make it happen.

If you’re aged 15-25, from Golden Grove or Northam areas of Southampton and you have ideas that need to happen, we want to hear from you.

We provide the professional training, support and advice needed to develop a project that will benefit your local community. This could be anything from boxing workshops to a music festival. If you are not sure what you want to do yet, that’s fine too. The programme is highly creative and we will help you define your desires and ideas.

At the end of 12-weeks you’ll pitch your project idea to an expert panel to win £2,000 of funding and a further 16 weeks of support to make it happen. Even if your idea is not selected, you will have gained a whole range of new skills – from budget management and networking to presenting – and you’ll be much more confident too. We will support you with your next step.

The Agency, Southampton, meets on Saturdays 11am-5pm and Tuesdays 5.30-7.30pm in venues in Northam and Golden Grove. The 12-week programme runs from Saturday 8th May to Tuesday 27th July 2021. Because your time is important, we will pay you £30 a week to attend.

Get in touch now to register your interest. You can call/text on 07709714598 or fill in the contact form below and we’ll be right back in touch.

Please apply by 5pm on Friday 23rd April at the latest. Maximum 15 places.

Through The Agency I realised I have talents I didn’t know I had before. I used to hate public speaking. Now I do it for fun.

Faidat, Manchester Agent

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The Agency has been a massive stepping stone in my life. It has inspired and empowered me to make a change within my community.

Samuel, Manchester Agent

About The Agency

The Agency UK is a Battersea Arts Centre and Contact programme devised in partnership with People’s Palace Projects.

Current partners include: Kiln Theatre, Blackhorse Workshop, National Theatre Wales and Fablab, Belfast. Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

The Agency is a programme originally conceived by Marcus Faustini in Rio de Janeiro where it is delivered by Agência de Redes para a Juventude. The UK pilot (2013-15) was funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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