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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

June Reading List

9 June 2022

Each month, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. Check out what we've been reading in June.

Talking about youth voice - is it all just semantics? | Our Thoughts – Jo

9 June 2022

For this month's Our Thoughts, the Centre's Project Manager Jo Hickman-Dunne delves into the wide-ranging terminology of youth voice, and how diversity in language can strengthen our evaluative approaches.

Contribute to a National Picture of Youth Voice Practice!

1 June 2022

Do you support young people to engage in decision-making with organisations that are addressing issues that matter to them? Find out about our latest research, as part of the Centre’s Maximising Young People’s Voice and Power project, collaboratively funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, BBC Children in Need and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Using Our Measures to Promote Quality Improvement in Evaluation | Our Thoughts – Steve Hillman

13 May 2022

For this month's Our Thoughts, Head of Partnerships Steve Hillman reflects on how the Centre's measurement tools are helping to champion quality improvement in evaluation.