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.



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.