£40 million of government and National Lottery funding from the DCMS and Big Lottery Fund has gone into the Youth Investment Fund, and funding has been awarded to 86 charities across the UK.
Alongside the grants is a programme of evaluation and learning, and the resources being generated will be of interest to anyone keen to measure the impact of their work.
It is especially relevant to those partners who run open access youth work provision – the impact of which is always hard to evidence.
The learning partners will be working alongside grantees to complement traditional outcome tracking with other types of data that also matter to frontline staff and young people. Keep an eye on the website for more as it becomes available.