About Us & Support Us
Who are we?
Catch21 is a charitable production company set up in 2005 which produces videos and other new media content to help engage young people with politics and their communities. Our charity work is funded by the profits of our commercial arms Catch Creative and Catch Engagement which offer full scale video production, online promotional and interactive services and this makes us a social enterprise. Catch21 was also founded by a group of students while studying at The University of Hull and who are now graduates.
Why do we care?
Catch21 believes in democracy. The problem as we see it is that for democracy to function properly, everyone needs to have the same level of information. However due to inability, apathy and inaccessibility this is not always the case. Our aim is to remedy these factors by providing the access and information to participate and by empowering young people to make them feel a part of their communities.
We promote the idea that political participation is the most important step a person can take to influence the decisions that affect their lives. Democracy is compromise, but compromise can only be reached if everyone has their say.
Essentially Catch21’s aim is to make young people more equal through the advancement of the eduction of politics.
How do we do this?
We are a platform for young people.
Our blog gives young people aged 18-25 a voice, providing a forum where they can express their opinion and have their say on issues that they feel passionately about.
As a production company, we are able to use our expertise to host and produce a number of videos. From Uni-Q, where we give young people the chance to debate directly with politicians in a Question Time-style format, to i-MP where we have connected young people with politicians by via video diaries of MPs on topics that directly concern the youth of this country.
Catch21 is due to launch two new weekly shows from April 2012: ‘Voice of the Voiceless’ and ‘What is….?’ – Watch this Space.
The C21 Board of Directors / Trustees:
- Nusrat Faizullah – Director and Trustee
- Susanne Caarls – PR and Communications and Trustee
- David Collingbourne – Director and Trustee
- Conrad Quilty-Harper – Director and Trustee
- Ian Parr – New Media Director and Trustee
- Alex Sergent - C.E.O. – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Henry Scriven – Producer / Director – email@example.com
- Jon Argent – Editor – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jazmin Rodriguez – Researcher – email@example.com
- Joe Lo – Researcher - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maciej Kornacki – Researcher – email@example.com
- Mark Redfearn – Researcher – firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch21 now accept secure Paypal donations
As Catch21 is a charitable organisation we are always looking for donations to help us continue our work. If you would like to help us then please feel free to make a donation any time by either writing a cheque made payable to ‘Catch21 Productions Limited’ and sending it to one of our addresses or by making a BACS payment directly from your bank account to ours. If you contact us directly via e-mail on email@example.com we can then send you our details.