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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

Our thoughts - Bethia McNeil

8 July 2021

This month, Bethia McNeil, CEO at the Centre for Youth Impact, ponders the meaning and emerging focus of ‘learning’ within evaluation.

5 ways to make measurement of youth provision more meaningful

10 June 2021

Looking to the future and building on the learning from the Youth Investment Fund (YIF),  the Centre's Research Fellow Kelly Bradshaw-Walsh looks at ways to make measurement of youth provision meaningful.

Our thoughts - Josef Fischer

10 June 2021

For this month's 'Our thoughts', the Centre's Data Lead Josef Fischer shares what he’s been working on and how our outlook may be affected by our ‘cultural lens’.

Final reflections on The Listening Fund Scotland

10 June 2021

Dr Jo Hickman-Dunne reflects on lessons learned from The Listening Fund Scotland evaluation and the ways in which young people can have a greater say in shaping the provision they receive.