Common Purpose is 30

What will your generation's legacy be?

Join Bradford150

Bradford150 is creating a connected community of young leaders – it’s your opportunity to tackle a real social challenge facing Bradford district and shape its future. 

Bradford150 convenes a diverse group of leaders, aged 18-25, from across Bradford to address the question: "What will the legacy of our generation be?” Because after all, they are the generation who will shape Bradford ahead.

Bradford150 is part of Legacy; a global campaign by Common Purpose, which invests in young people across the world so they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision for what their legacy will be. Click here to see other legacy programmes around the world.

By doing Bradford150 you will:

  • Learn skills and tools to practice leadership in your own context including team building, problem solving, and communication
  • Build connections with your peers and established leaders from across Bradford
  • Have the opportunity to receive free, personalized leadership coaching sessions

If you're a young leader aged 18-25 from the Bradford area, register your interest for this free online programme here!

Nosheen Qamer, Head of Talent & Learning, Bradford College

"Bradford College's vision is working together to transform lives. This includes working with partners to ensure our young leaders have the opportunities they need to support their development. We are delighted to be a partner again in the Common Purpose Legacy Programme and look forward to the positive contributions our talented young leaders will make to the city in the years ahead."

More information

Why take part?

Bradford150 is your opportunity to come together as a generation and think through what your generation's legacy will be. As part of a highly diverse group of peers, you will tackle real social challenges facing Bradford.

What is the application process?

The application process for Bradford150 involves answering a question which reflects your passion for leadership and your city. The question can be answered by whichever means feels most comfortable to you, be it written, video submission, a piece of artwork, song or photograph – however you best feel you can express your desire to take responsibility for the legacy of Bradford.

What happens on Bradford150?

You’ll join a group of up to 100 young people in Bradford to tackle a pressing challenge your city faces: This year's challenge is: How do we act together to transform Bradford into a cleaner, greener place for all?

You’ll come together online to investigate issues, collaborate, hold difficult conversations and work up ideas. You’ll test, refine and present your ideas to leaders in Bradford.

Bradford150 is intergenerational, giving you the opportunity to work with around 30 established leaders from across the city, who act as group advisors, speakers and immersion hosts. The established leaders benefit from seeing the world through your eyes - the next generation.


When? Dates tbc

Where? 4 hours each day online. All sessions are on Zoom.

Who can apply? Young leaders aged 18-25 living, working or studying in Bradford

How much does it cost? Bradford150 is free.