Creating a society where all young people have fair access to good quality jobs

Creating a society where all young people have fair access to good quality jobs

Creating a society where all young people have fair access to good quality jobs

Creating a society where all young people have fair access to good quality jobs

Creating a society where all young people have fair access to good quality jobs

Identifying what works

Everything we do is guided by robust evidence of what works to support young people from marginalised backgrounds into good jobs. We learn from the projects we fund and scale up that learning to drive genuine, long-lasting systemic change.

Investing in potential

Youth Futures Foundation’s grants programme is a key part of our strategy to improve labour market outcomes for the most disadvantaged and discriminated against young people in England.

Igniting change

We work to ignite behaviour and practice by collaborating with partners, building coalitions and influencing policy; we aim to generate systemic change.

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Supporting the Damilola Taylor Trust and the Hope Collective 
This month we are delighted to announce our support of the Hope Collective and its mission to generate change for young people.
Risk of polarisation
Today's ONS job statistics reveal a worrying trend that young people who are not in full-time education are increasingly further from the labour market.
Youth Futures Foundation included in latest House of Lords report
We welcome the wide-ranging report from the House of Lords Youth Unemployment Committee, ‘Skills for every young person’ and are delighted to see them backing our calls for an Opportunity...
One in 10 young people NEET
Today’s ONS statistics reveal that one in 10 young people are not in education, employment or training (NEET), an increase of 9% on the previous quarter.
New Board members welcomed
Ruth Busby, HR Director at Great Western Railway (GWR), and Kris Murali, Director of Finance and Resources at Scouts, are joining our Board.
Unemployment three times higher for young people 
Long-term youth unemployment is stubbornly high at 167,000, and there are still too many 16-17- year-olds not in full-time education and not working.
Evaluating Inspiring Futures
We commissioned Cordis Bright, an independent research consultancy, to evaluate the success of the Inspiring Futures grant programme.
Launch of £6.1m fund to connect local support for young people
The aim of the new fund is to change how the youth employment system works.
Investment in skills and levelling up must deliver for young people 
Our CEO, Anna Smee, comments on today's Budget announcements.
Report calls for CEOs to see youth employment as key part of recovery
By engaging in youth employment programmes, employers can help break the vicious ‘no job – no experience’ cycle that many young people facing disadvantage experience.
Risk of generational progress grinding to a halt
New research suggests ambitious job creation targets in the green and clean sector could transform prospects for young people.
Bounce back not helping young people most in need 
Today’s ONS job stats show that the economy is indicating strong signs of recovery, however, this masks complex issues for young people that remain unaddressed. 
The story of the Youth Employment Evidence and Gap Map
Our Director of Impact and Evidence, Chris Goulden, explains the international origins of the Youth Employment Evidence and Gap Map.
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