Hello, we are Civify

Civify is a digital democracy project that gives young people the platform to campaign on civic issues that are important to them and look to hold the people who make decisions on their behalf more accountable.

Civify was set up by civic innovation organisation New Union but we are a fully altruistic movement ran by volunteers. A collective of youth activists, journalists, campaigners and creatives who are united by a passion for equality and helping to give young people the tools for social change.

We've been really lucky to have some high impact campaigns. For example, one campaign had a Twitter reach of over 5 million alongside media coverage in the Express & Star, ITV and The Huffington Post.

We are West Midlands based so the majority our work has been in the region, but we happy to support activists across the whole of the UK and abroad as we work on a satellite bases with our volunteers.

Our vision

Helping young people shine

We have experienced campaigners, creatives and journalists with real networks backing you up. You can concentrate on shining and not have to worry about running around.

Education

We have run a range of workshops for schools, colleges and youth organisations across Europe. We are also working creating a range of offline tools that young people in poorer communities can access around the world.

Launching you off

If you are interested in gaining experience to gauge to see if a career in politics, activism or the third sector is for you, we can help you. Or maybe you just want to learn more about campaigning and how you can change your community, we'll support you.

Open data

Data and transparency are really important to us. Also, documenting evidence and monitor your campaigns impact is how you can prove your project is a success, we'll share all data and reports publically.


Become a Civify Activist

We tailor all our campaigns and volunteering positions to the person. We'll provide you with cameras, microphones along with communications material such as branding, flyers and digital.

Civify will help you source content for your campaign, for example, if you wanted to speak to a specific MP, we would sort that out for you via our networks - for aspiring journalists, we can also give you access to local and national media outlets, such as The Huffington Post for example.

We want to help you build a campaigning portfolio that would be really useful to your career or education but most importantly we want you to have fun while you are doing it. So all you'd need to do is hand your content over to us and we'll worry about stuff like video editing, collecting data and social media, leave the boring stuff to us.

We are using Google Forms to collate our volunteering applications, you can find that here, just click Civify as the project you wish to get involved with.