The Youth Futures Foundation and BBC Children in Need have commissioned us to conduct an evaluation of their Inspiring Futures Programme.
Inspiring Futures was designed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic which has exacerbated multiples challenges for young people looking to access education, training and work. As a rapid response to the pandemic to support young people during these challenging times, the Youth Futures Foundation delivered a series of grants through the Inspiring Futures Fund in partnership with BBC Children in Need. Through the fund, they provided £7m to 107 frontline charities and social enterprises to deliver positive activities that support children and young people on their journey towards employment. Funding was targeted at projects that work with young people who experience discrimination or disadvantages that create short or long-term barriers to employment, especially those whose journeys towards employment had been further hit by Covid-19.
Our evaluation scoping report which sets out the aims and objectives, rationale and key components of the programme and progress to date can be downloaded below. Further information is also available here.