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Can technology make us less lonely?

on 21 June 2019 , 5 minute read

Almost a third of groups we looked at are prioritising technology to overcome loneliness among young people. Here's how...

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YIF2: Background to the YIF economic simulation model

on 19 June 2019

This is the second in a series of Learning and Insight papers published as part of the learning project for the Youth Investment Fund (YIF). This review aims to help inform the development of an economic simulation model for the YIF.

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Should you fund a charities’ mental health app?

on 14 May 2019

New NPC research highlights the massive potential of apps, developed by charities, to help young people with their mental health. But a crowded market, risk and cost are just some of the issues charities face doing this. So how should funders support them?

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Youth Investment Fund learning and insight paper one

on 30 April 2019

This paper describes the shared evaluation framework that has been developed across the 90 YIF-funded organisations. It is aimed at anyone working within, supporting or providing funding and resources for informal and non-formal learning provision for young people in the UK.

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Charities, young people and digital mental health services

on 24 April 2019

This paper reviews the landscape of mental health provision for young people. It explores how services are suited to certain conditions, the features which makes services appealing to young people, and suggests strategies by which funders can support charities to do more in this area in future.


Deciding where to draw the line: Defining arts and culture

By and Rachel Tait
on 6 March 2019

What is art? It might seem academic but for charities trying to engage young people in culture, defining arts and culture matters.

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Funding a good start: Philanthropy and the early years sector

on 20 November 2018

Funders can help reduce inequalities in life outcomes by supporting charities intervening in this early period of a child’s life. Here we outline the various ways in which philanthropists could make an impact in this area.

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Where now for the National Citizens Service?

By and Dan Corry
on 17 August 2018

With a spending review coming up in 2019, NPC CEO Dan Corry explores whether the National Citizens Service is getting value for money for tax payers.

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Priorities for digital technology in the youth sector

on 5 April 2018

Over twelve months, we worked with a group of young people experiencing multiple disadvantages in the London Borough of Camden. We sought to understand their experiences—as told in their own words—and identify how digital technology could help.

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Introducing a joint evaluation programme for the youth sector

By Matt Hill
on 15 February 2018

NPC and the Centre for Youth Impact are leading the learning and impact strand of a £40m DCMS and the Big Lottery Fund programme that is funding around 86 open-access youth providers. This blog outlines five ways we are confronting the challenges of evaluation in open-access settings.

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In your care

on 25 April 2017

NPC's briefing for philanthropists and funders on how they can support the care system to ensure better life chances for children in care and care-leavers.

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Evidence and data collection for education start-ups

on 14 December 2016

This guide is for people setting up new projects in the education sector. It offers step-by-step advice on what evidence and data to collect, and how to collect it. It is based on NPC’s experience of supporting around 40 organisations through the Young Foundation’s Young Academy education incubator programme.