Southbank Centre

As one of our founding partners Southbank Centre have been involved in the project from its inception. Our final journey stop, on 1st July 2018, will be hosted at Southbank Centre.


PwC have supported the development of Drivers for Change and will host our Birmingham stop. PwC are also connected to Jagriti Yatra, the enterprise journey in India that we are inspired by.

Advisory and delivery partners

As the project aims to promote and encourage cross sector collaboration we have been careful to ensure that our list of partners reflects this. We are grateful to have had input from the following organisations:

The team

Drivers for Change is a registered charity (number 294898). The project is a collaborative effort between many organisations. There are five trustees who take ultimate responsibility for the governance, vision and impact of the charity, and a team of two project managers that are leading the operations, learning programme and communications.

Drivers for Change Trustees

  • Jude Kelly CBE, Outgoing Artistic Director at Southbank Centre and Founder of the Women of the World Festival 
  • Richard Collier-Keywood, ex Global Vice Chairman at PwC and Chair of School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE)
  • Claire Dove OBE, CEO of Blackburne House Group and Social Enterprise Ambassador
  • David Adair, Head of Community Affairs at PwC
  • Laura Collier-Keywood, Drivers for Change Treasurer

Project Managers


Logistics / learning / partnerships

"I'm extremely excited to work with young inspirational people and organisations. I believe that business, social action and community can collectively create solutions to many of the issues we face in society, and young people are a key part of this."

Gemma has spent the last 5 years working in social enterprise at the British Council. Alongside Drivers for Change, she is working to set-up a social enterprise that empowers women through fitness and is also developing a micro-finance project in Myanmar.


Communications / media / recruitment

"After I had the amazing opportunity to travel to India and take part in Jagriti Yatra, I jumped at the chance to help bring a similar project to the UK. I hope that Drivers for Change will give a platform to some ground-breaking, youth-led new ideas."

Since graduating with a degree in social policy in 2009, Leonie has worked in travel and social enterprise. Alongside working on Drivers for Change she works part-time at School for Social Entrepreneurs and is supporting the start-up of a social enterprise in Colombia.

Join the team!

We are looking for a team of 10 volunteer group facilitators. Each will work with a group of 10 young people for the full 11 days of the programme.

This is a voluntary professional development opportunity for people with a background or interest in working with young people in an innovative, creative and dynamic way, exploring how sustainable solutions to community challenges can be found. This is going to be a fun and inspiring experience for both participants and facilitators!

All meals, transport and expenses for the journey will be covered and training will be provided. 

Facilitators will ideally have demonstrable experience working with young people either in a professional of voluntary capacity. We also expect facilitators to have an understanding of the how innovation, creativity and enterprise can help to provide practical and sustainable solutions for the problems that a common amongst societies and communities within the UK.

joining the journey...