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The CSJ will host fringe events at both the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences in September.

Speakers include Iain Duncan Smith, Jonathan Aitken and Polly Toynbee and events shared with the Fabian Society and the Refugee Council.

All events are outside the secure zone and do not need a Conference pass in order to attend. Read more



Stephen Hammond MP takes up the Inner City Challenge next week.

He will spend 5 days working with youth charity Fairbridge. The placement includes a 3 night camp out in Wales with cave walking and rock climbing.

Fairbridge work with young people who are offenders or have come through the care system.

Inner City Challenge


The CSJ held its 4th Annual Awards last week sharing £71,250 between 7 small charities.

With thanks to presenters Boris Johnson, David Blunkett, Vincent Cable, Olivia Colman, James Fox, Emily Maitlis, Saira Khan and Liam Black.

With special thanks to Esther Rantzen for compering the event.

For winners and sponsors visit Awards




Award Winner Motorvations exemplify CSJ approach to educational failure.

One charity won a special prize at this year's CSJ Awards. Motorvations received a mentoring sponsorship from the Bright Ideas Trust, allowing a young entrepreneur to succeed with a business idea.

Motorvations gets hard to reach young people, previously lost in the education system. They fire up enthusiasm for learning new skills by getting hands on in a motor workshop.

Last year the charity helped 8/10 young people get a qualification who wouldn't have otherwise. Motorvations demonstrates how the voluntary sector can plug the gap where the school system fails. More on Educational Failure.

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