Our trustees are a group of volunteers who take overall responsibility for everything Urban Uprising does.
They are responsible for ensuring the mission and long-term aims of Urban Uprising are met. Trustees have a legal responsibility to ensure Urban Uprising is complying with current legislation and governance best practice.
Our trustees bring a wide range of knowledge, expertise and experience to the organisation and approve our Strategic and Business Plans, Annual Budget and Annual Report and Accounts.
STUART GREEN, FOUNDER
“Climbing is a hook that enables disadvantaged young people to engage in something which is constructive, both mentally and physically challenging, fun and, above all, empowering. Many of the young people we work with wouldn’t otherwise get the chance to participate in this great sport.”
It all began back in 2013 when Stuart was visiting Rio De Janeiro and got involved with a grass routes climbing school working in the Rocinha Favela. Stuart started to ship donated climbing gear from the UK to the school. That set him thinking about the possibility of starting a registered UK-based charity and led to him forming a small team to start Urban Uprising. The charity is now exclusively UK-focused and has gradually grown in size year on year.
Stuart got into climbing while studying at Dundee University and it’s been a constant theme in his life.
BEN CAMPBELL, PROGRAMME MANAGER
Ben brings a lot of experience from working with not-for-profits in various parts of the world. He has a particular focus on growing the charity, developing our programs and reaching more young people to maximise our impact. He loves to climb and is passionate about the benefits climbing can bring. In his spare time when he is not climbing he is practicing parkour or spending time in nature with his family.
“Climbing can teach you so many valuable life skills and we see this in our programmes with young people growing in confidence and resilience. When you're climbing you often spend more time failing than you do succeeding. Dealing with failure, learning from it and adapting over and over again can be very powerful in creating a great mindset to take in to any aspect of your life.”