We are delighted to have been selected as one of a small group of charities to work in partnership with and receive funding from the Youth Futures Foundation. Youth Futures has recently been established to find, fund, support and evaluate programmes which help young people move into meaningful work. Unemployment amongst 16-24 year olds is currently four times as high as any other age group; those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds face the biggest challenge in getting a job.
With the funding, we will work with young people to really think about and explore what it is about Amber’s work that helps young people make positive changes to their lives. We will embed a new data system across the organisation that will enhance how young people are referred to Amber, how the team manage their casework, and help us to measure and evaluate the outcomes that young people achieve.
With young people at the heart, this investment will help us learn more about what makes Amber special and enable us to continue to develop and improve our work and impact.
Youth Futures Foundation’s Chief Executive, Anna Smee, commented:
‘We are delighted to support The Amber Foundation in their work. Youth Futures Foundation is committed to a society where all young people have equitable access to good quality jobs, by identifying ‘what works’, investing in good practice and initiating new ways of working – to ignite systems change. This partnership will support our ambitions and help to deliver our vision.’