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UR Potential is a Community Interest Company. We are a not for profit organisation. Our values are based on community cohesion and the development of communities who take the lead. We believe in supporting individuals to fulfill their potential and reach their dreams.

We understand that for some people within our communities it is difficult to make that step into either volunteering, employment or further education. We will provide support through establishing peer mentors, befriending groups and training to ensure that step is a pleasant and rewarding experience.

We have four areas of work: Volunteering,  Training, Research and Consultancy and Direct Delivery of Youthwork

Print We are proud to announce that we are now a living wage employer!

We are a not for profit organisation supporting communities across the North West.



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Blackpool Youth Voice Youth Summit 2016

Youth Summit panel April 16

BYV, Blackpool Youth Voice, held their first annual Youth Summit Thursday 21st April, at the Oracle. Over 50 people were in in attendance representing schools, colleges, Victoria Hospital, uniformed groups, voluntary and community youth projects across Blackpool. The event provided information about the top 3 issues (living wage, curriculum for life and transport) from the 2015 MYM, Make Your Mark campaign; then moved into a Q&A session where young people could ask questions, related to these topics, to panel members. The panel members consisted of Jake Adams (Chair of Blackpool Youth Voice & Blackpool Member of youth Parliament), Cllr Maria Kirkland, Cllr Danny Scott, Jane Cole (CEO Blackpool Transport), Sue Littlefair (Princes Trust), Deborah Terras (URPotential), Andy Fairbrother (Chair of Blackpool Providers Group and Owner of VLlancs Training).

The event was a huge success and many young people were able to ask key questions about issues which have an impact on their lives in Blackpool. Blackpool Youth Voice plan to hold  two Youth Summits per year.
The national Make Your Mark campaign, which will shape the future for Blackpool young people, ran from August 12th to October 9th 2015. The campaign is a part of the British Youth Council, United Kingdom Youth Parliament campaign, which is a ballot paper for young people, aged 11 to 18, to have their say on what is debated by their Member of Youth Parliament’s in the House of Commons every year. BYV previously ran the campaign in 2014, gaining  4,782 ballot (~35% turn out), however, they achieved an exceptional 8,893 ballots (~64%) for the 2015 campaign with the living wage(1,349 votes), curriculum for life(1,129 votes) and transport(1,052 votes) coming out as the top issues.

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URPotential in partnership with Communities Can supporting Skool of Street:

What Skool of Street Said

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The support we have received from Linda Markey at URPotential has included highlighting available funding streams for our organisation, as well as advising us on how to apply for funding successfully. Advising us on how to network and market our organisation and putting us in contact with people who have been able to offer various forms of backing. The advice has also made us look at the organisation from a different perspective and has allowed us to think about developing it in directions we had not considered before.

The Advice and support we have received has provided a lot of clarity for the directors of the organisation as to which direction the organisation should now take, to ensure that we are able to consistently implement provisions for the community.

We have also applied for and been successful, in receiving two grants since the sessions began. One from the Big Lottery, and the other from the Arts Council England. We believe that the support and advice has positively impacted on this, as with Linda’s knowledge of the funding bodies and her experience of applying for funding, she has been able to support us and point us in the right direction.

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URPotential in partnership with Communities Can supporting Skool of Street: What Skool of Street Said

  • On: May 7, 2016
  • By: Ben

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Blackpool Youth Voice Youth Summit 2016

  • On: May 7, 2016
  • By: Ben

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Introduction to Youthwork Level 1

  • On: February 19, 2016
  • By: Ben

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