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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Key findings from 'Youth Jobs Gap: The Employment Gap in London'

The eighth report in our Youth Jobs Gap series, this one focused on London, finds that the rate of young Londonders out of education, employment and training is consistently higher than the national average. But it's not all bad news: young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in London are more than twice as likely to go onto higher education than their peers in other regions.

February 2020

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