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.