Pausing our ‘investing in better youth policy’ funding

The Blagrave Trust will be temporarily pausing new funding for partners under our ‘investing in better youth policy’ strand of work.


We are currently 2 years into our new strategy and as a small and ambitious organisation we feel it is fundamental for us to take some space to review the past 2 years, in light of a changing socio-political environment.


We pause to think, reflect, finetune, and ultimately come back stronger and clearer around how we can best resource meaningful and long-term change at a policy and influencing level for, with, and by young people across England.


It is important to note that we will be continuing to fund our existing policy grant partners, but we will not be making any additional grants under our ‘investing in better youth policy’ stand of work in the meantime.


We understand the impact this decision may have on the ecosystem of change we are deeply committed to supporting and will be working with our funder community to share alternative funds, organisations, and initiatives that could be a good fit to support your work moving forward. We will add a page to our website in the coming weeks.


I would personally like to reassure everyone that Blagrave is still fully committed to using its resources to advance change for young people at a systemic level and we see influencing as a core part of that.


With warmth,

Eli Manderson Evans

The Blagrave Trust

26th October 2023