The Centre for Youth Impact is a small charity with a UK-wide reach. We work across the informal and non-formal youth sector to progress thinking and practice in impact measurement in youth work and provision for young people. Our vision is for all young people to have access to high quality provision and services that improve their life chances. We believe that embedding more meaningful approaches to evaluation, quality improvement and impact measurement at the heart of resilient, learning organisations is key to achieving this vision.
The Centre for Youth Impact was established as a partnership initiative in 2014 and became an independent charity in 2018. We are funded by a range of supporters, including the National Lottery Community Fund, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The Centre’s twelve-strong team works nationally, including supporting our Regional Network Leads across England. We have recently begun to expand our work into Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In November 2021, we announced our intention to merge with the YMCA George Williams College in Spring 2022, in order to strengthen our collective support for quality practice.