The Opportunity Fund – giving young people resources to explore and experiment! The Opportunity Fund sought to support young people (18-25) who were passionately campaigning for social change or had ideas for a social purpose enterprise, but did not have the resource or capacity to fully explore their potential – they couldn’t live rent free, take a gap year or rely on connections. But it took more than money – it needed time, connections, permission, and encouragement as well. 

This report explores the insights and reflections from staff and partners involved in the second cohort of the opportunity fund and includes recommendations taking into account the learning across the whole lifetime of the fund.