Sign up for The Agency 2017-18 is now open with a deadline of 5pm, Friday 8th September 2017

Ever wanted to start your own business or project?
THE AGENCY is looking for people aged 15-25 from the Clapham Junction and Battersea area of London or the Moston and Harpurhey areas of Manchester, with ideas that need to happen.

Your idea can be about anything you like, from a boxing workshop, a music festival or a film project, as long as you can demonstrate how it inspires positive change in your community.

You’ll be invited to pitch your idea to a panel of experts and, if successful, be given £2000 to turn your passion into a project, business or social enterprise, as well as support and industry guidance to help you succeed

Previous winning ideas have included music platform IAMNEXT (London) and baking project CRUMBS (Manchester).

Groups and individuals are welcome to apply.


The Agency is led in the UK by Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) in London and Contact in Manchester, in partnership with People’s Palace Projects. It is based on and adapted from the highly successful Brazilian project Agencia de Redes Para Juventude led by Marcus Faustini.