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.

Find out more

Partnerships

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

Find out more

Policy

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

Find out more

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

Ground control: Breaking through a new frontier in personal budgets

Do people feel more in control of their public services than ten years ago? Director of Policy Samantha Windett takes a look at Reform’s report, "Proceed with caution: What makes personal budgets work?" and reflects on the need to reform personal budgets to provide more young people with education and employment support.

Read More

Impetus Private Equity Triathlon

Saturday 06 July 2019

Join us this summer and swim, cycle or run at Dorney Lake to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people. Last year, over 350 participants and 50 companies battled it out, watched by hundreds of spectators – this year will be even better! So go on, give it a tri!

Find out more

New name, same focus on impact

Today, we've shortened our name to simply ‘Impetus’. The new name reflects where we are now in our journey, and it'll stand us in good stead for future years. Impetus Chair Hanneke Smits reflects on our history.

March 2019

Read More