A selection of work,  including paid and pro bono commissions. For more info use the contact form below

1/ Step Up To Serve/#iwill Campaign (consultancy, training, partnership, research, products, mentoring) Power of Youth Challenge, Power of Youth Festival, Power of Youth Explained, #IWill YouthVoice (2017-current)


2/ Volunteer Police Cadets  (fundraising, audit, project management, good practice guide), establishing the first VPC National Youth Forum, standards, national framework, and resources. November  2018 – 2020 (current)

“James Cathcart /YVH established our Cadet-Voice framework in 2019. He is a calm collected person who is highly professional as a subject matter expert. Extremely knowledgeable in this area. Delight to work with. No hesitation in recommending.” Nick Healey, National Operations Manager, VPC

3/ Youth Politics UK fundraising, mentoring, special advisor (2017 – current)

4/ Children Young People Now Awards partnerships, young judges recruitment and facilitation (2017 – current)

5/ Microsoft partnership, event management- youth led partnership conference (2019)

6/ Historic England partnership, fundraising, youthvoice led project design) Valuing heritage and preventing heritage crime. (2020 – 2021)  

7/ Holocaust Educational Trust mentoring, youth voice advisor (2020) 

8/ Commonwealth Society Judge – Queens Annual Essay competition (2017 – current)

Screengrab from the virtual awards ceremony hosted by the Duchess of Cornwall.

9/ ‘2-3 Degrees Ltd’  (partnership, fundraising, advisory board) Youthled start up / education and life skills programmes (2017 – current)

10/ Million Mentors (consultancy, mentoring standards and impact 2018)

11/ Institute for the Future of Work:  consultancy/advisor, youth participation, event management,  safeguarding policy, fundraising (2019)

Initiatives (supporting youth-led / social action campaigns)
• Queens Young Leaders, 2018 (mentoring)
• Step Up to Serve/#iwill Campaign for youth social action 2018-19 (campaigning/advising on youth voice)
• Votes at 16 Bill/s debates 2017/18 (briefings/research for this youth inspired campaign)
• All Party Parliamentary Group / Youth Commission on Votes at 16 (campaign)                                                                                                            • NCS Royal Charter Bill 2017 Youth Voice Heard campaign (lobbying for youthvoice/trustees)
• General Election 2017  Youth Voice Heard campaign (briefings/research voter turnout / policy /campaigning)
• National Citizen Service teams, Kent 2017, 2018 (Dragons Den Member)

Events / Conferences (speaker/workshop)
 • Nottingham Trent University – workshop on youth democratic engagement 2018
• General Federation of Trade Unions – Youth Participation 2018
• Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2018
• International Citizens Service UN World Action Day, Newcastle 2017
• Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting, Uganda 2017
• Commonwealth Parliamentary Association debate, House of Lords 2017
• Democracy Week and Awards, 2018, Cabinet Office

Awards (Judge/Ambassador/Sponsor)
• Royal Commonwealth Society Queens Writing Competition, 2017 -2020 (judging)
• British Citizens Awards / Youth Citizens Awards, 2017-19 (judging/ ambassador)
• Medway Youth Council Awards Hear By Right 2019 & sponsor 2018,19)
• Children Young People Now Awards, 2017 & 2018 (youth judging)

Organisations (voluntary advice and support)
• Young Citizens (Trustee 2018-19)
• Shout Out UK (supporter 2017-18)
• Kent Youth Council (supporter 2017)
• Model Westminster Society (supporter 2017-18)

Public Police briefing/evidence
• Parliament – Lords Citizenship and Engagement Committee, 2017
• Government Office for Civil Society F/T Social Action Review, 2017
• Youth Select Committee Body Evidence, 2017
• Government, Office for Civil Society policy review/youthvoice 2018
• APPG Youth Affairs / National Youth Association Youth Work 20