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 and research

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

£350m National Tutoring Programme Launched to Support Pupils in Schools Across England

Partnership of charities will support government to enable schools to access high-quality tutoring

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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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Now's the time for a scientific approach to social policy

I joined Impetus as Director of Public Affairs in June 2016, the week the UK voted to leave the EU. Four and a half years on, the UK is preparing to leave. And my time is up too.

November 2020

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