© 2019 ALYVE UK

Action for Local Youth Voice Empowerment UK (ALYVE UK) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO),

Scottish Charity Number: SC048954.

About us

What is ALYVE UK?

Action for Local Youth Voice Empowerment UK (ALYVE UK) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - a form of charity. We were registered on the 14th of January 2019, and founded as a 'Rejuvenating Politics' initiative of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe - the pan-European forum for local and regional representatives.

What do you do?

Our charitable aim is to advocate for and support local youth forums - groups led by young people (people aged 12 to 26), which aim to understand and advocate for young people’s views within the local area in which they are based - across Scotland and other parts of the UK. We do this through three main avenues: research, advocacy, and funding!

Meet the team!

ALYVE UK is run by its charity trustees, who make up its Board. The trustees, as well as being responsible for making the financial, legal, and governance-related decisions that the organisation faces, are also the main volunteers for the organisation: running our activities and implementing our projects.

Huw Sherrard

Chair and Charity Trustee

Huw.Sherrard@ALYVEUK.org

Background:

  • UK Youth Delegate to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (2019).

  • Scottish UK Young Ambassador to the EU Youth Dialogue.

  • Member of the European Youth Card Association's Youth Panel.

  • Former Youth Councillor and Vice Chair of Clacks Youth Council.

  • Former Member of the Scottish and UK Youth Parliaments.

Lewis McDermott

Secretary and Charity Trustee

Lewis.McDermott@ALYVEUK.org

Background:

  • Democracy Convenor of the University of Strathclyde Students' Association.

  • Member of the National Youth Arts Advisory Group (NYAAG).

  • Former Youth Councillor and Chair of Clacks Youth Council.

  • Former Member and Treasurer of Glasgow Youth Council.

  • Former national representative for Scouts Scotland.

Megan McIntyre

Treasurer and Charity Trustee

Megan.McIntyre@ALYVEUK.org

Background:

  • Member of the National Youth Arts Advisory Group (NYAAG).

  • Former member of the National Youth Council of LGBT Youth Scotland.

  • Former member of the Housing and Homelessness Commission.

  • Former member of Communic18, leading on Equality and Diversity and Enterprise and Regeneration during the Year of Young People 2018.

Chloe Whyte

Charity Trustee

Chloe.Whyte@ALYVEUK.org

Background:

  • President of the University of Stirling Student's Union.

  • Former Youth Commissioner on Mental Health Services with SAMH and Young Scot.

  • Former Member of the Scottish and UK Youth Parliaments.

  • Former Convenor of the Scottish Youth Parliament's Education and Lifelong Learning Committee.

  • Former Debate Lead for Scotland in the UK Youth Parliament.

John Walker

Charity Trustee

John.Walker@ALYVEUK.org

Background:

  • Member of the Committee of the Scottish Brass Band Association.

  • Former Member and Press and Communications Officer of the West Lothian Youth Congress.

  • Member of the Scottish Youth Parliamen.

  • Deputy Convener of the Scottish Youth Parliament's Culture and Media Committee.

  • Former Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament's Procedures Group.

Susie McGuinness

Background:

  • Former member of Girlguiding UK's Advocate Panel.

  • Former UK Young Ambassador to the EU Structured Dialogue on Youth.