Over 2 million young people live in poverty in Britain today

Impetus transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in school, in work and in life

Backing Charities

Impetus finds, funds and builds the most promising charities focused on transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people.

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Partnerships

Impetus works with other funders to support our charities to deepen their impact and expand their work supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Policy

Impetus influences policy and decision-makers so that all young people get the support they need.

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Every young person can succeed, whatever their background

Together, we can close the gaps in education and employment between disadvantaged young people and their better-off peers, for good

Latest news

Youth unemployment

It’s easy to assume that youth unemployment is yesterday’s problem. Impetus' Youth Jobs Gap shows disadvantaged young people are twice as likely to not be in education, employment or training (NEET).

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Youth Endowment Fund

The Youth Endowment Fund focuses on early intervention to tackle youth offending. It is being run by Impetus, in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation and Social Investment Business.

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Most young people out of work are stuck for the long-term

At the Conservative Party Conference, Impetus held a panel event with the Centre for Social Justice, "The Forgotten Few: why are 1.3 million people still unemployed?" Our Director of Public Affairs, Dr Maria Neophytou, discusses her remarks about the 800,000 young people not in education, employment or training, including the 75% who have been NEET more than 12 months.blem.

October 2019

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