We like to help people flourish

We are an Aspirations agency

developing character strengths and soft skills since 2011

creating connections and networks in exciting ways

Spark+Mettle is a youth development organisation that supports young people and their communities to develop the strengths, skills and attitudes needed to lead purposeful, productive and happy lives.

What we do

We design and deliver innovative, immersive, experiential programmes for young people and youth practitioners. Spark+Mettle are a member of the Goodall Foundation family; the Intel Chip, that plugs skills education expertise into the myriad projects that tGF fund, design and deliver.

Star Track

Star Track is a fellowship programme for aspiring 18–24 year olds across the UK and it runs from January…
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We are teaming up with HSBC and the British Council to deliver a brand new project in eight countries…
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Events & Workshops

We run a range of events, workshops and trainings aimed at young people as well as managers, educators and…
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Spark+Mettle is rustling up some great, free resources for individuals and organisations that work alongside young people—particularly from…
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We love to share what we think, learn and do, and we invite others to lend their wisdom and experience through us too.

News & Thoughts

Who We Support

We primarily support less privileged 18–24 year olds by providing access to the people, resources and opportunities that will enable them to realise their aspirations.


Amy Whitear, Storyteller

2012 - 2013


Spark and Mettle has literally changed my life. I cannot express that enough.


Sophie West, Youth Worker

2012 - 2013


I find the Star Track programme very positive, both the tasks we complete and the people involved! The only way is up with Spark and Mettle.



Isla McTear, Imagination-driven Filmaker

2013 - 2014


I have had a fantastic time working with and on the Spark+Mettle programme. I went on it to change my life and it has.


We are hugely grateful to the organisations who have helped us start realising our own aspirations.