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Concordia Youth Action (CYA)

Are you a young person living in Sussex who wants to make a positive change?


The Concordia Youth Action (CYA) initiative  can help you do just that. Have fun whilst developing skills by participating in a programme of interesting activities.


Concordia is a charity that supports people to thrive. We offer youth programmes and UK and International Volunteering opportunities.  The programmes are accessible and open to young people aged 16-to-17 or up to the age of 25 with Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

The Concordia Youth Action programme supports young people in Sussex to engage with the local community. Underpinning all our sessions is the drive to develop young people’s skills and give them experiences that help them thrive. We align all our activities with the Skills Builder Framework, to help prepare for the next steps both inside and outside of traditional education.

About the Programme

The free Concordia Youth Action (CYA) Programme combines fun activities with skills sessions and social action, resulting in a recognised award. Activity sessions are aligned with the Skills Builder Framework, developing independence and life skills to support young people with education, employment and positive steps towards a brighter future.

We offer a variety of free youth programmes that:
  • Build skills for the future, such as Teamwork, Leadership and Staying Positive

  • Incorporates a social action project

  • Connects with the local community

  • Results in a CYA Award

Who can take part?

  • CYA is for 16-17* year olds living in Brighton & Hove and Sussex

  • You can take part as an individual or with friends


* If you have an EHCP, you can take part up to age 25

What's in it for you?

  • Boost your confidence

  • Gain skills for life

  • It’s free!

  • Stand out on your CV

  • Make new friends

  • Have fun

  • Gain volunteer experience

  • Enjoy a sense of achievement

  • Feel a part of your community

  • Do something different

  • Get your CYA Award

Find your local offer in Sussex

  • If you are an education or youth provider, please get in touch at

  • If you are a young person or parent/guardian, please complete the expression of interest form below.

  • If you are a young person interested in our fantastic volunteering opportunities during school holidays with a free lunch, please complete the expression of interest form below.

Sign Up Now

Sign up for one of our limited places today!

  • Join a force of young people locally

  • Create positive change in the world

  • Make new friends and memories

  • Take action for a cause you care about


For more information contact: | 01273 422293

Your data is protected *

* Concordia UK Limited (called “Concordia”, “we” and “us”) will need to store and process the personal data that you give to us in this form, or that you, your parent, guardian or medical practitioner supply to us later, in order to provide ours. We will keep your personal data safe in a password protected file and will destroy it one year after the completion of programme, and the purposes for which it is collected, are completed. 

Thank you for your interest in the Concordia Youth Action Programme. To apply for your place, please ask your parent/guardian to complete the signup form:

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CYA Projects

Brighton Period Project

Brighton Period Project

The Brighton Period Poverty, a group of NCS 2021 graduates and a charitable organisation dedicated to tackling period poverty.

Sleep Out Project

Sleep Out Project

Raising awareness for the Turning Tides homeless charity with a SleepOut event!