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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

Leading youth charities to unite to ensure more practitioners support young people to thrive

17 November 2021

In Spring 2022, two leading youth charities - the Centre for Youth Impact and YMCA George Williams College – intend to unite to improve the quality of support and opportunities for young people in the UK.

Act for Change Learning Project Week Notes 1

15 November 2021

The Centre for Youth Impact is the learning partner for the Act for Change Fund which supports youth-led social change. This is the first of a series of Week Notes, written by the Centre's Mary McKaskill about the learning and insight coming out of the Act for Change Fund Learning Project.

November's Reading List

11 November 2021

Each month, members of the team share writing that has made us think, inspired our work, or piqued our interest. 

Read what we've been reading this month.

YPQI Pilot next steps - how can we achieve quality at scale?

11 November 2021

Organisational Learning Lead Catherine Mitchell discusses key lessons and next steps for the YPQI pilot, as the project transitions from pilot to long-term offer for participants.