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



Youth Futures Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of two new members to our board; Dame Julia Cleverdon and Laura-Jane Rawlings, who join our Chair Joe Montgomery as non-executive directors of YFF.  They bring with them diverse networks and unrivalled insights from their extensive experience working in the youth sector.


We are looking for three Board Members to provide governance of high quality and rigour whilst having the ambition to deliver real impact. Having recently appointed a Chair and two initial Board members, a full Board is now being appointed and appropriate governance structures put in place to oversee the development and delivery of YFF.


An inspiring morning at UnLtd – the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, learning how they improve access to employment through their support of social enterprises and social entrepreneurs. It was great to hear from the UnLtd team about this different model for having impact and also how they structure themselves and operate across the country.