New appeal launched on BBC Radio 4

Our BBC Radio 4 Appeal has now finished. Thank you so much to everyone that tuned in and donated to the appeal. Your support will help more young people to thrive and lead positive change in their lives and their communities.

You can still donate to Restless Development in the usual way by clicking the donate button on our website.

Time to Thrive appeal featured on

Restless Development is my kind of charity

Deborah Meaden, Entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den investor

We’ve launched our new Time to Thrive Appeal featured on BBC Radio 4, with support from Deborah Meaden, entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den investor.

Restless Development is working side by side with young people to tackle the youth unemployment crisis through support and training for young entrepreneurs.

With your donation we can support more young entrepreneurs to build businesses and shape their own futures. Please donate today.

Your donation, doubled

Do you want to double your impact? From Sunday 5th September at 7:50am (BST) – Sunday 12th of September at 7:50am (BST) your donations to this appeal will be matched pound for pound by a generous Restless supporter.

Listen to Deborah Meaden explain why supporting young people to become entrepreneurs is sound investment on the BBC Radio 4 website.

The youth unemployment crisis affects millions. But, with a little support and training, one young person can create a ripple effect in their community, making it possible for others to set up businesses and thrive.

Restless Development is my kind of charity, which gives young people the power and tools to build their own futures. £26 provides an entire day of training and gives someone life-changing skills. Please donate to Restless Development today.

Deborah Meaden, Entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den Investor

Life-changing skills

Your donation can support young entrepreneurs like Theresa from Zambia.

Theresa was forced to leave school because her family couldn’t afford her school fees. 

Her life changed after she attended Restless Development’s business training sessions. Now she runs her own shop and has used the income to pay for school and complete her studies.

I have gone back to school because if I get an education I could secure a future for myself and also help others.

Theresa, Zambia

But it doesn’t stop there. Theresa has supported other young people to launch their own businesses, enabling them to pay for essentials like food and electricity.

Youth Unemployment Crisis

In the next decade, one billion young people will enter the labour market but only 400 million of them will find jobs if things remain unchanged. How will the other 600 million young people make a living? 

Every young person has the right to earn a decent living for themselves and their families. That’s why we train and support young people around the world with the skills they need to thrive, not just survive. 

You can listen to our appeal live on BBC Radio 4 throughout the week or find it on the BBC website.

Our BBC Radio 4 Appeal may have finished, but you can still donate to support our work with young people around the world.

Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Reclaim Gift Aid
Gift Aid It!
Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Restless Development to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less UK Income Tax and/or UK Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Restless Development will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

As a supporter, you’re at the heart of everything we do. We’d love to keep you updated about our exciting work and the ways that you can help, including campaigns and events that you might be interested in. We promise never to sell or swap your details and you can change your preferences at any time. To do so, simply email
We may also send you carefully selected communications by post. If you would refer not to receive these, please tick the box below, or contact our team.

Donation Total: £25