Transforming young lives by unlocking potential and addressing root causes of youth unemployment
WHO WE ARE
We are Youth Futures Foundation. We aim to transform the lives of young people by unlocking potential and addressing the root causes of youth unemployment.
With our £90 million endowment from the Reclaim fund, our innovative grants programme will form just one part of our ambitious strategy. We’re on the hunt for cutting edge solutions and like-minded people to harness the potential of all young people missing out on meaningful employment.
Youth Futures Foundation was set-up in February 2019 to deploy the £90m from dormant assets allocated to helping disadvantaged young people into work.
Our planned rolling grants programme is now live. We are aware that Covid-19 will be having a significant impact on young people and the organisations that support them. We are in urgent discussions with other funders about possible emergency funding. These plans are being developed rapidly and will be shared as soon as we can.
We’re committed to working in partnership with organisations and individuals that support our mission. Please get in touch if you are interested in working together.
YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE MISSING OUT ON THE BENEFITS OF MEANINGFUL WORK DUE TO BARRIERS THAT WE HAVE THE POWER TO OVERCOME
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Youth Futures Foundation is starting to build a panel of evaluators with the relevant skills and experience to conduct high quality evaluations of youth employment initiatives funded through our Impact grants. This is an opportunity to play a founding role in this collaborative endeavour to generate robust findings that can be used to improve outcomes for disadvantaged young people.
We are beginning the Expression of Interest stage now, as we expect to require evaluators to start working with projects in summer 2020. However, at this stage we will only select a small number of teams, given that some of our funding activities are likely to be delayed by the Covid 19 pandemic. We anticipate there will be further opportunities to join the panel in the future.
Youth Futures welcome the latest UK data on youth employment released by ONS today, which show a continued rise in the number of young people who are in education, training or work.
‘A few weeks into my new job and I am working with our committed team to refine our strategy and pave the way for the Youth Futures grants programme to open in the first quarter of 2020.’ New CEO, Anna Smee, outlines way forward for Youth Futures Foundation.