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 will be run by Impetus, in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation and Social Investment Business.

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Youth Jobs Gap: How early disadvantage impacts youth employment outcomes

The new report 'Youth Jobs Gap: Establishing the Employment Gap', is the first in the Youth Jobs Gap series. This new NIESR and Impetus report reveals that disadvantaged young people are 50% more likely to be NEET (not in education, employment and training) than better-off peers, irrespective of their qualifications.

April 2019

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