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Fixers is a unique project which helps young people ‘fix’ the issues they feel strongly about.

The project has already supported over 6,500 16 to 25 year olds to raise awareness and understanding of the issues they face, and highlighted their achievements on ITV.

Now, thanks to a £7.2 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund, Fixers is expanding to all countries in the UK.

Over the next four years, as the movement grows, Fixers aims to recruit a further 20,000 young people across the UK.

Fixers was established as a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust in 2008.

How each Fixer tackles their chosen issue is up to them – as long as they benefit someone else.

Each Fixer is supported to create the resources they need to make their chosen project a success, with creative help from media professionals.

Many Fixers chose to make a film, music video, run workshops or hold an event to encourage change in their communities.



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Eight cans of lager for £6? Not good news for everyone.

Published By: Fixers

A young Plymouth woman whose alcohol addiction led to a period of trouble with the police is coming clean about her own experiences to ensure others don’t follow suit. Sarah Whitcher, 26,...

| Charities & non-profits | Health |
  • Nov 12
  • Media Attached

Letting your talents shine for the good

Published By: Fixers

A budding creative from St Paul’s in Bristol is urging young people to follow their dreams and not routes to crime. Richie Royal, 25, found growing up without giving into the temptation of...

| Charities & non-profits | Children & Teenagers |
  • Nov 12
  • Media Attached

New dance group started for young people in Wrexham and Mold

Published By: Fixers

A young woman from Wrexham, who found confidence through dance, is working with a local group to help other young people in the area. Fixer Debbie Baker, 25 and from Ruabon, wants other...

| Health | Leisure & Hobbies |
  • Oct 14
  • Media Attached

Life with a hidden illness: young Harwich woman’s campaign to support...

Published By: Fixers

Fixer Ashleigh Lovett loves music and sport, but two years ago she was struck down with an illness that made following her passions much more difficult. “When I was 15 I began to get...

| Children & Teenagers | Health |
  • Oct 08

Cardiff man inspiring young people to unlock their potential wins...

Published By: Fixers

A football-mad Cardiff Fixer on a mission to inspire young people to try something new and unlock their hidden talent has won support from former Wales Goalkeeper Neville Southall. Fixer...

| Children & Teenagers | Leisure & Hobbies |
  • Oct 07

Solihull Fixer launches campaign calling on young women to take up sport

Published By: Fixers

A Solihull Fixer is on a mission to inspire others to follow her lead and learn to love fitness. Britannie Crossfield is using her drive to lift more, run faster and keep on getting fitter...

| Leisure & Hobbies | Sport |
  • Oct 07

Crowborough teens say counselling works

Published By: Fixers

Two Crowborough teenagers who experienced mental health problems after traumatic experiences are raising awareness of the benefits of counselling. Grace Berkery and Jess Constable, both...

| Charities & non-profits | Children & Teenagers |
  • Oct 04
  • Media Attached

Whether it’s yes or no – vote!

Published By: Fixers

Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP’s) are urging young people to get politically engaged - with Scotland’s crucial independence vote on the horizon. Finlay Duff,17, Scott...

| Charities & non-profits | Children & Teenagers |
  • Oct 04
  • Media Attached

Time to break the stigma: Bristol woman launches self-harm support website

Published By: Fixers

A young woman from Bristol who has recovered from self-harm after a four year struggle, has created a website to improve support for anyone affected by self-harm. Imogen Smith, 23, wants...

| Children & Teenagers | Health |
  • Sep 29
  • Media Attached

Can you help to create a ground-breaking piece of art in Birmingham?

Published By: Fixers

A group of young people from Birmingham are appealing for help in creating a unique live art installation to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health. Lead by Fixer Joe Gaffney, 24, the...

| Children & Teenagers | Entertainment & Arts |
  • Sep 20