Youth Futures Foundation (YFF) are working to remove the barriers preventing disadvantaged young people from entering the labour market, with a particular focus on addressing the ethnic disparities in youth employment.

By focusing on young people furthest from the labour market and championing well-crafted solutions that have employers at their heart, we believe we can create a triple-win for society:

  • Meaningful employment for young people

  • Engaged and motivated employees for businesses

  • A clear view on “what works” to help inform practitioners and policy makers concerned for young people left behind by current approaches

Our core activities include:

Directly supporting those already tackling these issues, particularly in areas of high youth unemployment in England

Engaging employers and business organisations across the country to create opportunities with appropriate support for young people

Developing and sharing evidence about how best to tackle youth unemployment and using this evidence to influence practice and policy



The Youth Futures foundation is seeking a strategic partner to deliver end to end grant-making administrative services for our first grant-making round.


Youth Futures team have been hosting and facilitating conversations in Manchester, Bolton, Blackpool and Liverpool around understanding the local provision of services available to young people who face overcoming barriers to finding a job.


Coco reflects on her experience of taking part in one of our Youth consultations and why emphasises why feeling listened to is so empowering.