Youth Futures Foundation Limited (YFF) was established in February 2019 in response to the government’s commitment to allocate £90m of dormant asset funding to youth opportunities.

We are an independent company limited by guarantee. The £90m of dormant assets funding we have received presents a real opportunity to deliver lasting impact for young people furthest from the labour market.

There was extensive consultation with a variety of stakeholder groups prior to the establishment of YFF. 

January 2018 

    • The Government announces it will allocate £280m to initiatives across England to grow social investment, help disadvantaged young people into work, and increase financial inclusion.

Throughout 2018

    • An extensive consultation takes place to determine how best to spend the dormant asset funding. Preparatory work takes place with young people and grassroots youth organisations across England. These stories and ideas from young people facing multiple barriers to employment and training highlighted not only the scale of the challenge they face but also the potential for impact where services and funders work together innovatively.

August 2018

    • The Government announces that a new organisation, with the ability and remit to set its own strategy, will be established.

February 2019

    • Youth Futures Foundation is set-up to deploy the £90m from dormant assets allocated to helping disadvantaged young people into work. What are dormant assets? Read more in our FAQs >

We are grateful for the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, and the wider youth sector for their contribution in the lead up to our establishment.



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.