We are excited to announce that the Centre for Youth Impact has been invited to facilitate a year-long research and learning project for the Talent Match programme. Talent Match is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered by 21 partnerships across the country with the aim of supporting young adults aged 18-24 to overcome barriers and move closer to employment.
The Talent Match delivery partnerships themselves identified mentoring as one of the most widely used, and important, mechanisms for change in how they work with young people. The scale at which mentoring is used throughout Talent Match programmes gives us a significant opportunity to learn more about how mentoring is delivered and experienced across a range of locations and settings, and to build a coherent picture of core features of effective practice.
We hope that this learning project will support providers across the country to deliver quality interventions, provide valuable evidence for future service design and improvement, and deliver legacy and learning from Talent Match that will be of value to the whole youth sector.
The learning project will:
The Centre will be working with Ambition to co-develop its strategy and approach to embedding meaningful impact measurement, both within Ambition itself and across its membership.
They will share a new post focused on research and learning, who will work across the two organisations to design the vision and supports needed for a shared approach to evidence and quality improvement across Ambition's membership.
The intention is even broader: to benefit the wider youth sector through increased insight, practice sharing and peer support.
We are looking forward to welcoming Matthew Hill to the team, who joins us in June from the Institute of Volunteering Research at NCVO, and will take up the new post of Head and Research and Learning.
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