The £900,000 Listening Fund is designed to support 22 youth-focused organisations in England to capture the views and voices of young people in shaping the services that they receive. It promotes creative mechanisms for listening – from new technology and research to board positions for young people.
The Fund, led by the Blagrave Trust but also supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Comic Relief, targets young people facing various disadvantages, including those leaving care or experiencing homelessness, school exclusion, poor mental health and sexual exploitation and abuse.
The evaluation is a great opportunity to draw out learning across the fund both to support the development of the 22 listening projects themselves and to shape the future of listening practice across the youth sector more broadly. The evaluation will employ mixed methods including a self-assessment tool and some standardised feedback questions as well as more in-depth organisational case studies.
For more information regarding the evaluation please contact Matthew.firstname.lastname@example.org
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