Debating Matters gives young people the opportunity to confront the key issues of our time and creates engaged, rounded and confident young people. It encourages the next generation to go beyond the headlines and understand both sides of the argument. When so much is being questioned, Debating Matters provides the tools for serious, critical and impassioned discussion. Despite being run by small charity, we punch above our weight, with a recognised, international brand. But we need your support to keep debate alive.

A donation will directly help to engage young people in ideas. Just £10 a month could give a young person a unique opportunity at a regional championship.

“The team were buzzing and really proud of what they had achieved. The quality of the debates throughout the day, and especially in the final, was outstandingly high. We can’t wait for next year!” 

Andrew Brown, teacher

“I used to have very little confidence in my ability to speak up, until my teacher persuaded me to get involved. I now feel more confident than I’ve ever been – its massively improved me as a person!” 

Molly, pupil

Corporate donations
Donations from £6,000 could allow twelve schools to tackle a number of key moral or scientific topics at a showcase regional event. Please get in touch to discuss options

Whether you’re thinking about a charity run, planning a cake sale, or anything else that might raise money to help engage young people in the key issues of our time, we’d love to hear from you

If you have a passion for debate, you’ll work with engaged young people and a dedicated team. You’ll get to see up close how we inspire the next generation. Get in touch now

Sponsorship and partnership
If you’re a business leader, Debating Matters can bring you closer to the views and attitudes of young people on the issues that matter. As well as directly supporting the next generation, we can help you generate insights that connect you to the next generation of employees, consumers and customers. Learn more about partnerships on our website or get in touch