Over the past 25 years we have worked with young people from more than 115 countries, enabling thousands of emerging leaders to make positive differences in their communities and beyond. We are an international NGO affiliated United Nations’ Department of Public Information, and we support the ideals and vision of the UN for a more inclusive and cooperative global community.
Our alumni return to their communities with lifelong friendships that inspire a sense of global citizenship and cooperation, a deeper understanding of their own leadership potential and a clearer vision and a plan of action of how they want to make a difference in the world.
If you have a vision to create real change in the world then join us on our next International Leadership Programme or invest in the next generation of emerging leaders by becoming a supporter.
The money you give supports us to build a network of values based leaders around the world who can make real changes in their communities. We attract a massive amount of volunteer support to conduct our work, but for some things we need donations.
Why support WYSE?
There has never been a greater need for the work of WYSE ...
There are more ‘youth’ than ever before
There is more interaction between different people from different parts of the planet than ever before
We are more aware of things happening around the world than ever before
Together, we face more global challenges than ever before
WYSE has been delivering Leadership Programmes with a difference for over 20 years. Our work is to provide opportunities for the co-creation of a new normative framework of leadership based on values and service.
Our Leadership Programmes have worked directly with young leaders from all over the world, developing a global network of individuals with the desire, drive and capacity to make a positive impact in the world. We offer an international context for leaders to inspire and learn from each other.
WYSE has partnered with the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) to provide a number of flexible ways to give.
We appreciate that we all experience different pressures for our financial resources, and we know that our supporter base is international with many differences in resources. If you can contribute in any way it would be gratefully received. In typical WYSE fashion this can also be an act of Will!. Some people are for example, reducing some less important or wasteful behaviours (like one less paid for coffee each day) in order to re-channel the resource to supporting WYSE. Please consider supporting us with a donation. We need your support to make a bigger difference to the causes you care about.
If you feel inspired to make a regular donation that would really help us with our planning. UK bank account holders can set up direct debits via regular giving, and also claim Gift Aid for their donations. Donations can be cancelled at any time so if your situation changes you can change your direct debit. People from outside the UK can make credit or debit card donations cost effectively.
You can make a regular monthly, per quarter or per anum donation. How much you donate is entirely up to you. Regular monthly donations will help us to plan ahead with confidence.
Once off donation
You can make a one-off donation either online or by cheque (payable to ‘WYSE International, contact us for details)
If you know your employer has a payroll giving scheme, you can ask for WYSE international to be added to the list of charities that your employer supports. For more information, please get in touch with email@example.com.
If you are a UK Tax payer, please make your donation worth more at no extra cost to you. For every pound you give, we receive an extra 25 pence from HMRC, so please tick here (please reclaim the tax on all donations I make from now on)
Thank you for your support. Every donation makes a difference!
We are seeking strong partnerships with companies that are aligned with the values of making a positive impact in the world. Our corporate partners enable us to provide more opportunities to people from developing nations to attend our programmes, which act as enablers, supporting stronger leadership, where it is needed most.
Socially Responsible Organisations tell us they support WYSE because of the:
- positive effect on company morale;
- increased staff motivation because they feel like they've helped someone and made a difference;
- ability to provide strategic support for a young leader in a community that is important for the company;
- focus on charitable company activities and corporate social responsibility;
- alignment between company values and the values of WYSE.
Our company is committed to supporting WYSE and it's mission to help young leaders make a difference in their communities. Our whole company is involved and it is inspiring for us all that we are supporting young people who are making such a significant difference in leading others to make this world a better place.
Join our corporate sponsorship scheme
Companies can opt to support someone from their own company to attend a WYSE International Leadership Programme and at the same time sponsor one or two people from a disadvantaged background to attend.
For more information about how your company can get involved with WYSE and start supporting young leaders to create positive change in the world - and through that support - infuse your company with the positive stories of their success, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would be happy to send you a Corporate Supporters Pack, so please contact us if you feel inspired to be involved.
We would like to thank The Performance Coach for their ongoing support of WYSE international.
Other ways to help
You might want to make WYSE the beneficiary of your sponsored event. In the past people have run marathons, climbed mountains, travelled across continents, hosted dinners, organised 'Creativity Nights' and auctions...the list goes on! For more information, or to run an idea past us, contact email@example.com
We've had many people, young and old alike, who have expressed a wish to include WYSE in their financial planning. If you would like to speak to us about supporting WYSE in your will, please contact the International Office on +44(0)207 435 7735 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts in Kind
Perhaps rather than giving a donation, you are able to offer us gifts in kind in the form of products or services. From Nutella to writing materials, computer equipment to rucksacks, train fares to airfares - whatever you've got that might help our programmes - we'd be interested in talking to you. Or maybe you have the time to offer a service or a skill to WYSE - web-design, fundraising, I.T support...please do get in touch, we'd love to hear from you! email@example.com
If there is another way you feel you might be able to help us to support more young leaders to make a contribution in their communities then please get in touch. Please contact the International Office on +44 7850 764327 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
How is my money used?
Funds donated to WYSE International are used primarily to support participants to attend our educational programmes.
Our leadership programmes are staffed by a dedicated body of professionals who give their time on a voluntary basis. We are therefore in the fortunate position to carry very low operating costs. For every International Leadership Programme we conduct, we attract over £80,000 worth of volunteer time.
Your donation will:
- Increase the number of participants who can participate
- Help us to find the most promising and talented young people to participate, regardless of socio-economic status
- Increase the number of participants from developing countries
- Run more programmes in different parts of the world
We are aware that some people may want to be more specific in how their donations are used. Some of you may want to support a specific geographic region or country, while others may want to support a specific age group or programme.
Here's how some people have allocated their donations in the past:
- Sponsored a participant or participants from a particular country
- Sponsored one of our specific programmes
- Sponsored volunteer staff travel/accommodation costs
We are committed to making sure that your money is used in the way that you want it to be used. If you want to specify your donation please contact email@example.com