Ignite Yorkshire is a program made up of a wide variety of partners across the region. The project is coordinated by lead partner We Are IVE. Our strategic partner is Canal and River Trust.

We have worked closely with many great people and organisations, including The Writing Squad, Chol Theatre, Heritage Craft Alliance, and Heritage Corner. We aim to continue forging even more diverse and exciting partnerships as the project progresses.

Lots of our photography has been done by Jemma Mickleburgh of JMA Photography. The Ignite Yorkshire branding was designed in a collaboration between the Cactus Crew and designer Lee Goater of andagoat Ltd.

See below for more info on our main consortium of partners and their work so far.

  • Canal Connections

    Canal Connections is a Leeds-based organisation exploring the opportunities for social regeneration presented through the waterways and its environs. We do this through through innovative engagement of individuals, families, communities and organisations, whilst enhancing the built and natural heritage of that environment.

    Canal Connections's website

    Canal Connections's projects

  • North Yorkshire Youth

    North Yorkshire Youth is a youth development organisation passionate about creating opportunities for children and young people to discover their own potential. We work to support youth work in North Yorkshire communities, provide adventurous activities from Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre, and provide training opportunities for young people and those who work with them.

    North Yorkshire Youth's website

    North Yorkshire Youth's projects

  • Swinton Lock Activity Centre

    Swinton Lock is a community-based charity developed in 2004 to meet the education and social needs of communities in Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and the Dearne Valley. We focus on those who, through disability, social and economic disadvantages face barriers to accessing these opportunities elsewhere.

    Swinton Lock Activity Centre's website

    Swinton Lock Activity Centre's projects

  • Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

    Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust (SIMT) manages three historic industrial museums in Sheffield: Kelham Island Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, and Shepherd’s Wheel. Our mission is to “create an accessible and inclusive experience, which is a tribute to past achievement, is a showcase for Sheffield industry and innovation, and an inspiration for future generations to continue the tradition of scientific and technological progress.”

    Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust's website

    Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust's projects

  • We Are IVE

    IVE is a social enterprise working to ensure a more creative future for businesses, teachers, children and young people. We support the development of creativity as a transferable skill to improve employability and productivity. We connect young people with great cultural opportunities and aim to inspire the next generation of creative and culturally literate entrepreneurs. We were established in 1997 and have been at the cutting edge of creative learning policy and practice for more than 20 years.

    We Are IVE's website

    We Are IVE's projects

  • The National Coal Mining Museum

    The National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCMME) keeps the stories of coal mining alive by creating enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and by collecting and preserving the industry’s rich heritage.

    The National Coal Mining Museum's website

    The National Coal Mining Museum's projects