About us

Ignite Yorkshire works with 14-25 year olds with a mission to ignite a revolution in how Yorkshire’s industrial heritage is viewed, understood, enjoyed and looked after by young people. We take inspiration from the industrial past to develop skills for the future.

Partnership is at the heart of the way we work with young people. Ignite is a partnership project co-ordinated by We Are IVE Ltd. and supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Kick The Dust programme.

Our project partners include heritage organisations Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust and the National Coal Mining Museum; youth work organisations Swinton Lock Activity Centre and North Yorkshire Youth; and the community group Canal Connections. We also work closely with The Writing Squad, We Are Chol, WOVEN Festival, Heritage Corner and Junction Theatre. Yorkshire Waterways Museum has also been a past partner in the project.