We would like to invite you to support us in giving children and young people a voice on conflict. Enabling the custodians of the future to have  a strong and powerful voice on issues that make them mad, sad, scared and glad.

After six successful creative arts competitions to mark the centenary of the First World War, we have broadened our focus to include conflict throughout the ages, up to and including violence of all forms today.  At Never Such Innocence (NSI) we aim to ensure young people have opportunities to reflect on all forms of conflict throughout history and consider the value of commemoration. We believe that children and young people are the custodians of the future and as such, should have a platform to express their views on important issues.

We encourage children and young people to learn about our global shared history and heritage, and to tackle challenging topics related to conflict.

Donations of any size are welcomed by NSI - these will help our education initiatives reach as many children and young people as possible. To donate online quickly and securely please click DONATE in the right hand column.

To support, sponsor or get involved with NSI please contact the team on enquiries@neversuchinnocence.com.

Where the money goes
Our costs are low - office space is kindly provided pro bono by Robert Walters PLC and our team is small. Your donation will go directly towards helping empower young people and allow them to reflect on important and challenging issues.


Prizes for the competition will be awarded to the first, second, and third prize winners and their schools, and to runners up. Prizes will carry the name of the individual or organisation that sponsors them.


Previous Awards Ceremonies have been held at the Guards’ Chapel in Wellington Barracks, the House of Lords, and at Jones Day law firm.  The Together Awards Ceremony was held at the British Embassy in Berlin, and the Certificate Giving for the Island of Ireland was held at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum in Dublin.  

Awards Ceremonies have been supported by the Band of the Scots Guards, the Band of the Royal Marines, and featured Royal Air Force helicopters!  

The 2019/20 Awards Ceremony will be held in May 2020 and promises to be just as spectacular.  Benefits would include branding opportunities at this prestigious and high profile event, and VIP invitations to attend the Ceremony.


The Never Such Innocence Roadshow will travel across the United Kingdom and beyond, to give children and young people a platform to showcase their work for an audience of their peers, and role models and leaders in their local community.  These events represent a unique opportunity to engage with the local community.

Local Dignitaries and politicians, senior representatives of the Armed Forces, as well as local Arts organisations, Museums, and Educational bodies are invited to attend and hear what the children and young people have to say.  

Benefits would include branding opportunities and invitations to our Roadshow.  Sponsorship opportunities are available for the entire series of roadshow events, or we also welcome sponsorship of individual events.  You could sponsor one local event as part of the roadshow, or the full roadshow programme.


Resources for schools and educators will be published on our website in September 2019, and updated year-on-year, to provide inspiration for competition entries. The resource will be thematic and will draw on examples throughout history to cover impacts of, and responses to, conflict.  The resources will be available completely free of charge to any school, educator, or young person upon request.