Youth Futures calls for delivery partner to join brand-new £15m programme

Jan 8, 2024

Youth Futures Foundation is seeking to appoint a delivery partner for the demonstrator stage of its new programme, Building Futures. Funded by Dormant Assets awarded by DCMS, Building Futures is a brand-new programme built to support young people aged 14-16 at risk of becoming not in employment, education or training (NEET).

Starting in 2024, the programme aims to develop and test a package of targeted support for young people at risk of becoming NEET and build evidence of what works. To bring this ambitious initiative to life, Youth Futures is seeking a committed and experienced delivery partner to work with us on a “test and learn” phase.

The newly unveiled programme is intended to address critical challenges faced by young people, providing them with the tools and resources they need to unlock their full potential. With a focus on one-to-one support from a trusted adult, the programme aims to equip young individuals for a brighter future.

Barry Fletcher, CEO at Youth Futures Foundation, comments:

We are now inviting qualified and passionate organisations to apply to join us as delivery partner, working collaboratively to make a lasting impact on the lives of young people across England. We are looking for a partner who shares our vision and passion for empowering young people, so that together, we can make a significant impact on the lives of young people and contribute to building a brighter future for our communities.”

The successful delivery partner will be responsible for an initial demonstrator phase, providing one-to-one support from a trusted adult to up to 500 young people aged 14-16 and identified as at risk of becoming NEET. Working closely with evaluation and design partners as well as Youth Futures, the aim is to test and refine the core offer and key delivery parameters.

During this period, Youth Futures will also identify appropriate interventions to include in the wider package of wraparound support which will be delivered in future. In total, the programme aims to support 5,000 young people between 2024 and 2029, with evaluation continuing until 2033.

Find out more about Building Futures, and how to register your interest here.

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