Transforming young lives by unlocking potential and addressing root causes of youth unemployment

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.

Join our team. We are on the hunt for exceptional people who share our aim to transform young lives. Read more on our dedicated jobs microsite.

Our grants programme is now open. We have funding opportunities for both infrastructure and frontline organisations. Visit our grants section and select the correct drop down tab to find out more.

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.

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YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE MISSING OUT ON THE BENEFITS OF MEANINGFUL WORK DUE TO BARRIERS THAT WE HAVE THE POWER TO OVERCOME

Joe Montgomery, Founding Chair of Youth Futures Foundation

LATEST NEWS

News
03/03/2021

In June last year, the Prime Minister committed to an Opportunity Guarantee to ensure young people could access training, apprenticeships or quality jobs. We need the Government to deliver on that promise if we are to avoid a generation’s future blighted by the scarring effects of long-term unemployment.  

Blog / News
26/02/2021

When we launched our first funding programme last year, we had a clear ambition: to find, invest in, support and evaluate promising approaches that ensure that all young people have fair access to good quality jobs. 

Blog
24/02/2021

Introducing six members of our grants panel who are bringing their passion, experience and expertise to our grant-making decisions.

News
23/02/2021

Comment on the latest labour market statistics which show that under-25s account for three fifths of the fall in employment.

News
22/02/2021

Youth Futures Foundation publishes its current grants portfolio representing an investment of over £5million to improve job outcomes for young people who face disadvantage or discrimination.

News
19/02/2021

Youth Futures Foundation is delighted to announce the membership of its Future Voices Group, 13 young people who will act as ambassadors for the organisation and inform its strategy and work. 

News
12/02/2021

Young people are being hardest hit by the downturn in the labour market, says An Unequal Crisis: The impact of the pandemic on the youth labour market, a new report published by Youth Futures Foundation today (12 February 2021). 

News
08/02/2021

Charlie Howard, aged 20, joined Youth Future’s Foundation as a Finance Officer Apprentice in October 2020. 

Digital Communications co-ordinator, Rebecca Omereye, spoke to him about taking the apprenticeship route and his plans for the future.  

News
27/11/2020

The Spending Review is a missed opportunity to support young people into jobs and invest for the future.

News
19/11/2020

Chris Goulden comments on how the rise in the number of young people staying in full-time education pushing down NEET numbers.

News
19/11/2020

Youth Futures Foundation and BBC Children in Need announce the grant recipients of the £7 millon Inspiring Futures fund.

News
13/11/2020

Deuvaunn Darroux joins the Youth Futures Foundation as Strategy Officer Apprentice.

Blog
13/11/2020

Director of Impact and Evidence, Chris Goulden, reports back from the ERSA Kickstart Forum

News
13/11/2020

Jason Arthur joins Youth Futures Foundation as Director of Strategy and Innovation.

News
05/11/2020

New Heads of Grants Dilys Winterkorn and Lekan Ojumu join Director Matthew Poole (pictured centre) in the Grants and Investment team.