QCT Platinum Jubilee Fund for Young Leaders

The Queen's Commonwealth Trust supports Young Leaders who are transforming their communities. They are bringing Her Majesty's words to life through their voices and actions. You can help unlock their potential by supporting the QCT Platinum Jubilee Fund for Young Leaders. Find out more...

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Platinum Jubilee Anthem
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Beacon of Brightest Light- Platinum Jubilee Anthem by Debbie Wiseman

Beacon of Brightest Light is a Platinum Jubilee anthem composed by the great composer Debbie Wiseman OBE inspired by the words of young leaders of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.It is performed by soprano Nadine Benjamin MBE, with the with the Capital Voices Commonwealth Choir featuring Tim Howar, Kirby Hughes, Arabella Rodrigo, Stephanie Marion, Sejal Keshwala and Emma May, with Oli Jackson at the piano, conducted by Debbie Wiseman OBE.

The anthem was performed at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, then at St. James’s Palace and most recently at Windsor Horse Show.

Debbie has kindly allowed QCT to put a download link on our website to the anthem and requested that donations from its download go to The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust with a proportion also going to the Royal Commonwealth Society.

Please download the anthem on this link

When donating please indicate that the donation relates to the Platinum Jubilee Anthem.

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Young Leaders from The QCT Network light Beacons across Commonwealth Countries to Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

On the 2nd of June 2022, 47 Young leaders from The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust’s Network of young leaders lit beacons in their Commonwealth countries across Asia, Pacific, Africa, Caribbean and Americas, and Europe. This was to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee her lifetime of service to others, and her love for the Commonwealth and its young people.

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QCT #Platinum70 Challenge
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Join QCT #Platinum70 Challenge

2022 is Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year, marking 70 years of service. In celebration of our Patron’s Platinum Jubilee, we are starting the #Platinum70 challenge to walk a combined 70,000km.

From 26th May until 30th June 2022, we invite people from around the world to engage in the challenge whilst raising funds to support young leaders who are transforming their communities across the world.

Sign up on the Welba app to donate, track a walk and secure your place on the Leaderboard.

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Youth Ventures Programme Awardees  (Portrait)
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The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Announces 15 Youth Ventures Programme awardees ahead of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

In this Platinum Jubilee year, QCT launched the Youth Ventures Programme, which is our flagship Platinum Jubilee programme, to identify and support outstanding youth-led social initiatives across Commonwealth countries. The first round was an open round together with a focus on the Caribbean and QCT selected 15 of the most outstanding applications with regards to their social impact.The awardees selected are from Cameroon, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Maldives, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago and UK.

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Show your support

If you are interested in exploring how you or your organisation can show support for young leaders, please contact our Philanthropy & Partnerships team at fundraising@qct.org.uk.

Or click below to donate now!

Young leaders wishing to hear about the Fund can apply to join our network by emailing connect@qct.org.uk.

To our US supporters, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Chapel & York US Foundation to accept tax-deductible donations on our behalf. Please click here for ways to donate from the US or here for making a tax-deductible donation online.

Other ways to Get Involved

Your support is critical in ensuring we can unlock the potential of millions of young people and continue to inspire even more to take action of their own. There are so many different ways in which you can play your part in driving change, alongside the young people we work with around the world everyday.

Together we can do so much more.

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Get in touch

You can contact the team direct at fundraising@qct.org.uk. We will be happy to help and look forward to hearing from you soon.

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