From youth clubs and in-school schemes, to access programmes and support services, charities and their funders play a vital role in improving educational, social and emotional outcomes for children and young people. This work is varied and often intersects with complex social issues like poverty and abuse.
We’re exploring how these efforts can be even more impactful. Our work on the Youth Investment Fund is the largest shared measurement project ever, we worked with the Building Connections Fund to understand how co-design and technology could be used by youth clubs to tackle loneliness, and through our My Best Life partnership we’re exploring digital solutions to the challenges young people face. Find out how you can get involved in this work.
Featured resources and commentary on children and young people
Working with providers, funders, commissioners, policymakers and young people to improve the impact of services and youth work as part of a learning partnership for the Youth Investment Fund.
My Best Life is an open and collaborative project seeking digital solutions to the challenges young people face.
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.
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.
This discussion paper explores the role of charities and philanthropists in England's education system.
Our data analysis has found that education charities lag far behind health charities in terms of voluntary income. Both these issues are key in our society. So what's going on?
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.
Opening up government data to help improve educational outcomes for young people—making the case for the development of an Education Impact Data Lab (EIDL) to measure impact, based on the precedent of the Justice Data Lab.
With the Women’s Euro 2022 currently taking place in England, this guest blog by Ceylon Andi Hickman, Head of Brand at Football Beyond Borders, shares how they are tapping into tournament fever.
The event will explore the findings of the review and their implications for the charity sector.
To mark our 20th birthday, we've been talking to leading figures and people doing things differently to ask: Where next for social impact?
Future generations must emit approximately eight times less CO2 than their grandparents. Here's how the crises will affect young people and how environmental and social charities can work better together, to help and support young people.
In this guest blog, Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive at The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK), shares how you can help provide support to children in Ukraine.
In this guest blog, Kirsty McNeill, Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns at Save the Children UK, shares how you can help Ukraine through your work, your money, and your voice.
Our interactive dashboard providing an overview of the shared evaluation of the Youth Investment Fund.
In our eighth Learning and Insight paper, we report on our model for simulating the economic benefits of open access youth provision.
Our seventh Learning and Insight paper shares the findings of our shared evaluation of the Youth Investment Fund.
The impact of Covid-19 on young people's mental health
In our sixth Learning and Insight paper we reflect on what we have learnt from the experience of the YIF learning and evaluation project, with a view to informing future open access youth provision learning and evaluation initiatives.
This qualitative strand of the YIF learning project explores how open access youth provision works, why youth organisations take the approaches they do; how provision is experienced by young people; the effect and relevance of contextual factors; and how this all relates to positive change.