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Welcome to the Centre for Youth Impact

We work collaboratively with partners across the UK youth sector to develop shared approaches to learning, evaluation and continuous improvement.

Our vision is that all young people in the UK have access to high quality services that support their social and emotional learning. 

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#iWill Fund Learning Hub

#iWill Fund Learning Hub

The #iwill Fund is an England wide joint investment that brings together £40 million in funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and The National Lottery Community Fund, creating a central investment pot.

Youth Programme Quality Intervention

Youth Programme Quality Intervention

The YPQI was developed in the US, by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Extensive research has demonstrated its effectiveness in improving outcomes for young people, promoting a sustainable and supportive culture of organisational reflection and improvement, and refocusing evaluation on the quality of relationships within different settings.

News & events

Multi-site trials of practice: an RCT first for the Centre

9 September 2021

This month, we’re announcing a major new project. We are so excited to be working with the Centre for Evidence and Implementation and Bryson Purdon Social Research to test an innovative approach to evaluation: multi-site trials of practice. 

Our Thoughts - Dr Charles Smith

9 September 2021

This month, in a guest blog from across the pond, Dr Charles Smith from our long-time partners QTurn reflects on the ways compassion can be integrated into evaluation, and what this means for both practitioners and evaluators. 

Thoughts and reflections from the Impact Accelerator

9 September 2021

In this latest blog, the Centre's Catherine Mitchell shares final thoughts and reflections on the Impact Accelerator as we wrap up our work with the third and final cohort.

Data insight: what are we learning about enterprise in the youth sector?

12 August 2021

Midway through our research into social enterprise and enterprise development, the Centre's Dr Jo Hickman-Dunne takes a look at the latest insights from the research and what it's telling us so far.