About Us

Mission Statement

Ablaze exists to tackle inequality of opportunity for young people in the West of England region.

We do this by utilising the skills and commitment of business volunteers to provide essential support, insight and guidance for the young people we serve.

We aim to

  • raise young people’s confidence and widen aspirations;
  • support their attainment and skill levels and
  • empower them with knowledge to make informed choices about their future.

We provide a vital bridge between businesses and young people, facilitating meaningful connections and opportunities. We champion learning and professional development, targeting young people who are under-served, under-estimated, disengaged and lack social collateral.


Since 2005 thousands of young people across the wider Bristol region have been supported by business and community volunteers delivering Ablaze programmes in schools. These programmes aim to raise aspiration and attainment and improve skill levels to boost young people’s chances in continuing education, employability and life.

Ablaze has extensive experience of matching school requests with business offers of support. Our role in brokering and managing these partnerships is fundamental to our success. Both businesses and schools appreciate our understanding across cultures and value the guidance, support and structure we can provide.

We work with organisations to maximise the value volunteers bring through recruitment, training, brokerage into schools and measuring impact.

Businesses see the personal development of their staff through volunteering. Schools see the tangible impact our programmes can make on their students.

Our Values

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