Programmes & Services

The Dartford Youth Council provides a wide range of programmes & services to young people in Dartford.



Dartford Youth Council has provided a wide range of training programmes such as the Youth Champions programme and more. For more info, please email Ricky at

Dartford Youth Council members taking part in a first aid course at Dartford Civic Centre – Credit: Joshua Grills, Former Vice Chairman and Web Administrator


Dartford Youth Council has provided trips for free such as the trip to Ypres in 2018 and visiting the Houses of Parliament. Moreover, DYC Councillors have had the opportunity to attend exciting events and residential outings such as the Swattenden Residential.

Constructing buggies out of various materials! – Credit: Elaine Henson


Dartford Young People’s Partnership Conversation

Select members of Dartford Youth Council attend the Youth Advisory Group meeting regularly, at the Bridge.


DYC Awards Ceremony

The Dartford Youth Council present special awards & certificates to members of Dartford Youth Council at the end of the academic year to recognise their contributions within monthly meetings and events.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

We have qualified assessors to write reports for two sections of the DofE Award including Volunteering and Skills. You can develop your skills at the Youth Council by public speech, teamwork, communication, and more.

Dartford Youth Council poppy selling
Dartford Youth Councillors in the town centre selling poppies – Credit: James, Former Treasurer (2017-18)

vInspired Awards

Dartford Youth Councillors can gain vInspired awards for their commitment to the local borough by contributing in meetings, attending local events, and volunteering with us for various local charities.

The v50 and v100 Award from vInspired for volunteering with Dartford Youth Council – Credit: Ricky, Secretary

As Dartford Youth Council’s Secretary, I record the minutes of the monthly meetings, and feedback this to the rest of the executive committee. I enjoy liaising with representations of other groups and organisations to improve our networking links within the wider community.

Zapran Carlson, Secretary of the Dartford Youth Council