Projects

Blogs

Lessons from the Connect Fund: Building a better social investment market

on 1 October 2019 , 4 minute read

Plum Lomax, NPC's Principal for Impact Investing introduces our work with the Connect Fund and their efforts to build the social investment market in England.

Resources

My best life 2

on 28 August 2019

My Best Life is an open and collaborative project seeking digital solutions to the challenges young people face.

Blogs

Bold partnerships drive youth engagement in arts and culture

By Sarah Lanchin
on 22 August 2019 , 5 minute read

In this guest blog, Sarah Lanchin, policy adviser for children and young people at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, explores their approach to involving young people in the projects they fund.

Resources

Snaphots of the sector

on 16 August 2019
Resources

The Building Connections Fund: Final Report

on 5 August 2019

NPC has conducted a qualitative evaluation of the role of co-design and community spaces in reducing loneliness for young people. The cross-government £11.5m Building Connections Fund is a partnership between government, The National Lottery Community Fund, and the Co-op Foundation.

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Blogs

My best life

on 18 July 2019 , 5 minute read

Introducing our new open and collaborative initiative to develop digital solutions to the challenges young people face.

Resources

Walking the Talk

on 9 July 2019

Walking the Talk is our cross-sector partnership to help charities improve their diversity

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Blogs

Can technology make us less lonely?

By Michelle Man and Thomas Abrams.
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...

Blogs

Strength in numbers: Co-development of the Youth Investment Fund’s shared evaluation framework

By Karen Scalon & Kevin Franks
on 2 May 2019

NPC and CYI are launching the evaluation framework of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF) learning project. It provides the structure for the largest shared evaluation of open access youth provision in the UK to date and was co designed with over 90 YIF grantees.

Resources

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.

Blogs

Deciding where to draw the line: Defining arts and culture

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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