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Memorandum of Understanding

1. The Programme

The purpose of the NextGenLeader programme is to support school and college students from year 7 upwards to year 13 to experience project-based learning and make a positive contribution to their local community through youth social action and enterprise. Student develop their independent learning skills as well as learn to reflect on experiences to develop empathy, curiosity and creativity by delivering social impact and enterprise projects to meet a specific local identified need.


2. The Commitment

ENACTUS UK commits to:

  • Providing support from a full-time Programme Manager.

  • Formally recognise the schools as a participant in the Programme.

  • Grant licence to the school/college to use the NextGenLeaders logo for the purpose of reporting and promoting the programme activity including their website.

  • Support the designated lead/s within the school in their understanding of the Programme including in-person support and training.

  • Providing a locally tailored teacher manual and toolkit to assist the school/college in the support of the Programme activities.

  • Providing access to events, competitions and employability opportunities for students specific to the region and local partner organisations.

  • Providing examples of evidenced best practice and what works well.

  • Conducting an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the Programme Manager in line with the Enactus UK Safeguarding and Child Protection policy.

  • Provide grant funding on a needs-assessed basis for the purpose of project development costs.


The school or college commits to:

  • Working with their Programme Manager to launch, develop and support the NextGenLeaders team/s in the delivery of their project/s.

  • Ensure that involvement in the Programme is inclusive and not based on selection or academic achievement, giving the opportunity to all students, particularly encouraging participation among students experiencing a barrier to learning and/or eligible for Free School Meals.

  • Participating in the Programme Connect Event, Project Accelerator(s) and Celebration events during the year.

  • Promoting the work of all students involved in the Programme across the school and associated network to celebrate the achievements of the project team(s).

  • Mandating the use of the programme Reflective Journey Logs by the students, checking in on progress on a half-termly basis. Ensuring that the standard of completion is maintained using an NGL sticker. Ensure that the connection between completion of this log is connected to the yearly certification is known by all the changemakers.

  • Providing a reasonable level of project update information as requested by Enactus UK.

  • Support the team in the development and delivery of their project presentation on the competition.

  • Maintain support for the care and safety of their students in any Out-of-School Settings where project delivery may take place obtaining parental approval where necessary.

  • Reading and abiding by Enactus UK’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policy.

  • Ensuring that parental consent forms are signed ahead of any participation within the programme and any updates are communicated accordingly ahead of any community-based collaborations.

  • The designated lead contact in school will oversee the participating children’s health, safety, and well-being while part of the programme, including any hours spent in the community. Children will be made aware of who this person is and how to escalate any concerns.

  • Providing the changemakers with the necessary support to ensure they can participate in the programme such as designated meeting times and space as well as supporting members of staff to support the programme.

  • Giving consent for the school’s name and logo to be featured on the NextGenLeaders website and social media promotion materials.

  • Ensuring that students do not contact members of the NextGenLeaders team directly. All communication comes through the designated member of Enactus UK staff.

3. Communicatons

  • The School’s or College’s main point of contact will be the Programme Manager in their region.

  • The School or College Agrees to their contact details being shared with Enactus UK and will occasionally hear from Enactus UK regarding relevant events and opportunities as part of the Programme.

  • The Programme Manager’s contact details will be shared with their designated school/college contacts to facilitate the working relationship.

  • All communications with parents and guardians are through the school. NextGenLeaders will not get involved with these correspondences.

  • Any communication between schools and NextGenLeaders partner organisations must be made through the NextGenLeaders Programme Manager.


4.Safeguarding and Child Protection

Involvement by students in any events located on Enactus UK, university or employer organisation premises is always by parental-consent form approval only and while under the supervision of their teachers.

Access to both policies are available as follows:


5. Amendments and Resolutions

Should any party wish to amend the content of this MOU, they should discuss the changes proposed with the other party and both parties should agree before the amendment is included.


Should any dispute or disagreement arise during the duration of this MOU; the initial approach should be an informal discussion to highlight the issue and reach a resolution.  If for any reason no resolution can be found, then both parties must agree to an action promptly. If required, the MoU can be made invalid through notification in writing by either party.


6. Data Protection

All data is handled in line with our privacy policy and the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. For further details and information please see


The parties affirm understand and agree to know the content of MOU.

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