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May 31, 2019

Meeting UnLtd – the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs

YFF meet the team at UnLtd

The team has 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 an impact and also how they structure themselves and operate across the country. It was a privilege to spend time with 4 of the social entrepreneurs UnLtd have supported: Joel from Spiral Skills, Steven from Box Up Crime, Josh from Cracked It, and Sade from Sour Lemons.

As we discussed each of their businesses, there were some striking descriptions of their targeted beneficiaries:

  • “for people who think they shouldn’t be here”
  • “for young people at the fringes of education”
  • “for young people who schools hide from Ofsted”
  • “rebuilding misguided dreams”
  • “young people don’t get involved in crime for the glamour, they often feel backed into it”

…and also some challenges for YFF. Thanks to Mark and the team at UnLtd for arranging such an inspiring working session – we touched many topics that we will be following up on.


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.