Our partners

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  • We are looking for meaningful long-term partnerships that make a tangible difference to the diversity of our profession and the political sphere.
  • Our partners help us reach those communities whose voices are most marginalised and missing from political discourse.
  • Your support enables us to campaign for political education for all.

Our existing partners

GK Strategy

GK Strategy is our founding corporate partner. We work with our partners to offer their employees meaningful volunteering opportunities and provide our Ambassadors with work experience and internship opportunities.

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IHAV has delivered training to NCS's award-winning Futuremakers Programme, their Youth Voice Forum and their London Regional Grads. We've also run sessions as part of local NCS groups' summer programmes.

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A grant from the Josepth Rowntree Reform Trust's UK Democracy Fund enabled us to reach over 10,000 young people in the lead up to the 2021 local elections. They're also supporting our 2022 local elections project.

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During UK Parliament Week IHAV runs free events so that young people across the country have the chance to put their questions to MPs. We provide lesson packs in advance so students have an understanding of MPs roles.

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WA Communications is sponsoring our 2021-22 mentoring scheme. Over 9 months we will support 15 young people from under-represented backgrounds to enter the public affairs and public policy profession.


The Post Code Lottery Trust's grant enabled us to host our first ever in-person meeting for your Youth Ambassadors. We used this to prepare our social actions for the year ahead and to meet with politicians from across the political spectrum.


The NHS Clinical Commissioners recruited their summer interns from IHAV's Youth Ambassadors and one of them is now a member of their team. We have also provided public policy training for their team.

Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund enabled us to employ four of our Youth Ambassadors to put them in the driving seat of their capacity building efforts. They put in place the supporting structures to allow us to open up our programmes to hundreds of young people across the country.

2022 Training and Internship Scheme

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GK Strategy

Our 2022 Training and Internship Scheme will support young people from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds into careers in the public affairs sector. In addition to funding from The Walcot Foundation, IHAV partnered with Hanbury Strategy, Weber Shandwick, UK Finance, Ellwood Atfield, IPSE and GK Strategy to deliver the scheme and offer 5 paid internships.

"We are delighted to be working with truly inspiring I have a voice and would thoroughly recommend it to colleagues across the public affairs industry. With a majority female management team at GK, supporting greater diversity in politics and communications really matters to us. Our staff are really motivated and inspired to support IHAV's ambassadors in their powerful campaigns. We've held media training for them, offered mentoring, paid internships and given them work experience. I cannot stress enough the positive impact supporting IHAV has had on GK. We all have a responsibility to help shape the next generation of communications professionals – get involved!"

Robin Grainger, CEO GK Strategy