About our funding
You can read about all our funding in our latest annual report: Blagrave annual report and financial statements 2016
Here are some of the major research projects and reports we have been involved with:
We funded a literature review to inform our thinking around our emerging policy work and as an information resource.
The Blagrave Trust was one of a number of funders involved in the Alexi project – evaluating a new model of tackling child sexual exploitation across England. As part of the evaluation, a young person’s advisory panel pulled together 10 principles for working with young people from research with those who had experienced CSE. They have been made into a series of downloadable postcards, each with its own insightful message.
With our support ECPAT-UK published new research with Missing People into the extent of the issue of trafficked children going missing from care in November 2016.
In 2015, the Blagrave Trust brought together partners including the Institute of Outdoor Learning to ask: what do we know about the effectiveness of outdoor learning? What is its scale? What outcomes are organisations working towards? What is known about good practice?
Linkenholt Countryside Adventure
The Blagrave Trust owns Linkenholt Countryside Adventure, a beautiful site in Hampshire available for schools, youth groups and charities to use. The site is set within a 2000 acre estate offering real peace and tranquility. There is a modern building with kitchen, hot showers, toilets and enough tables and chairs to seat 50 people. The site is managed by the charity Releasing Potential and offered at very reasonable rates. To find out see more, see information here or visit the website
The Centre for Youth Impact is a community of organisations that work together to progress thinking and practice around impact measurement in youth work and services for young people. They signpost a range of reading materials that can support organisations in thinking through their impact practice, and they also run some regional networks.
Anyone interested in impact take a look at the work of Leap of Reason and the 7 elements of performance they have developed – the performance imperative.
Blagrave’s own Director, Jo Wells, is the subject of this profile from American thought leader, the Leap of Reason. The Blagrave Trust has gone through a period of strategic development and growth over the last four years and the profile sets out some of Jo’s key learning.
Resources to help improve your organisational ability to listen and respond to young people:
• Defining Perceptual Feedback: What’s It All About?
• Fund for Shared Insight
• Feedback Labs
• Keystone Accountability Constituency Voice: Technical Note v.1.1
Resources for work with young people
The Open University recently launched this free online course with Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert, specifically designed to support the financial education of 16-18 year olds.