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Matt Shaw

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    Blog:Adapting and learning using a core components approach

    Many organisations supporting young people will have had to adapt their work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Be it, delivering completely new services to meet the emerging needs of young people and their communities, or changing the way they deliver their services to comply with social distancing requirements. It was this strength – flexibility…
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    Blog:The Youth Endowment Fund, the #iwill Fund and the Co-op join together, empowering young people to create a fairer world

    The unique partnership will see the Youth Endowment Fund, the #iwill Fund (a joint investment between The National Lottery Community Fund and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and the Co-op  come together with the shared objective of creating a fairer world for young people, so that every young person can live a life…
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    Blog:Giving children another chance – new £20m fund launched

    The Youth Endowment Fund announces a fund worth up to £20 million to find out what works to keep children out of the criminal justice system. The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has today announced a new fund of up to £20 million, to find out how diversionary programmes can keep children out of the criminal justice system. Whether it’s…
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    Blog:Finding out what works during a pandemic: How we’ve worked with our Launch Grant Round grantees through the COVID-19 crisis

    Andrea Ramsay, Director of Operations, Youth Endowment Fund Before the COVID-19 crisis took hold, and just seven weeks after we launched, the Youth Endowment Fund opened our first grant round. We made sure we were as open as possible – any type of organisation, across England and Wales, could apply to fund any kind of…
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    Blog:Naomi Hulston Q&A

    This week we’re delighted to welcome Naomi Hulston, Chief Operating Officer at Catch22, to the Youth Endowment Fund’s governing Committee. As a member of our Committee, she joins a passionate and experienced team responsible for shaping how our ten-year, £200m endowment from the Home Office is spent.  We catch up with her to find out…
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    Blog:Engaging the family to engage young people

    Guest blog by Julia Mannes and Rachel Lily, Dartington Service Design Lab This year, youth services have faced new challenges in engaging young people, particularly young people at risk of becoming involved in violence. As the Learning Partner for the Youth Endowment Fund’s special COVID-19 Grant round, we’ve had the opportunity to understand more about how organisations – ranging from grassroots charities to Britain’s…
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    Blog:Putting evidence to work: Help us to make research easier to find, use and apply

    Pete Henderson, Head of Toolkit, Youth Endowment Fund What is the best way of preventing children and young people from getting involved in crime and violence? If you’ve ever tried to answer this question, you’ll know that research is limited, hard to find, and hard to apply to the real world. The Youth Endowment Fund…
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    Blog:Shaping the future of the Youth Endowment Fund: Your chance to set our priorities

    Paul Twocock, Director of Change, Youth Endowment Fund Yesterday, we launched our strategy. As Jon’s already said, we can’t achieve our ambitions alone. To put our plan into action, we need your help. We know that over the next decade, there are a lot of areas we need to cover. Now we need to decide…
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    Blog:COVID-19 grant round: How we decided what to fund

    Today we have announced the recipients of our COVID-19 grant round. 130 organisations from across England and Wales have been offered funding totalling £6.5m. The funding will support the delivery of new programmes and activities to help children and young people at-risk of being drawn into violent crime and tackle any problems that emerge during…
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    Blog:Finding out ‘What Works’ and helping to put it into practice

    I heartily welcome this Final Report of the Youth Violence Commission. The Commission has done an excellent job in understanding and speaking out about the lack of safety that so many of our young people feel each day. For those of us listening regularly to young people affected by the threat of violence it is…
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    Blog:Shining a light on online support for vulnerable young people

    We need to build our knowledge about the potential of digital and virtual support to reach vulnerable children and prevent youth crime.  Social distancing and stay-at-home measures have seen access to support for vulnerable young people dramatically reduce. Local authorities, charities, schools and others are all working hard to reach young people and maintain their support. Whilst…
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    Blog:We must act now to support our most vulnerable young people

    Jon Yates, Executive Director, Youth Endowment Fund Our new normal feels far from normal. Most of us are struggling in some way. Many of us are parents struggling to balance home-schooling with work. Many of us are freelancers struggling to pay our bills. The best of us are key workers struggling through daily risks to…
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