The Young Foundation was proud to have been a member of the consortium appointed to manage Realising Ambition, a £25 million Big Lottery Fund supported programme which ran from 2012-2017 and invested in projects which have been proven to help children and young people to fulfil their potential, and avoid pathways into crime. The programme replicated the best evidence-based practice, and reached over 160,000 8- to 14- year-olds across the UK.

The consortium was led by Catch 22, and partners included Substance and the Social Research Unit. Twenty-two organisations based across the UK received grant funding and a support package to replicate a range of diverse interventions, supporting children and young people across school, home and community settings.

The Young Foundation’s role was particularly around supporting the replication process and assisting these twenty-two organisations to succeed. We worked with the portfolio of delivery organisations to strengthen their organisational health and work towards the best outcomes for children and young people.

Outputs

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 10 and Confidence Framework

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An Ambition Realised? Our learning and launch of the Confidence Framework Realising Ambition is delighted its tenth a ... → Read More

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 9

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Because I'm worth it: Costs and Benefits of prevention and early intervention for reducing youth offending Realisin ... → Read More

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 8

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Show me the money: Full unit cost estimates of service delivery The Realising Ambition consortium, of which The Young ... → Read More

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 7

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Commissioning possible: Meeting the challenges of evidence-based commissioning.  The Realising Ambition consortium, ... → Read More

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 6

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The trials and tribulations of Realising Ambition: Doing randomised controlled trials in the real world The Realising ... → Read More

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 5

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Turning the Lens: How organisational strength supports replication The Realising Ambition consortium, of which The Yo ... → Read More

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 4

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Proving vs Improving: Routine outcome monitoring to support service improvement efforts The Realising Ambition consor ... → Read More

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 3

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Dismantling the Hierarchy: The iterative nature of service improvement and the generation of evidence The Realising A ... → Read More

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 2

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Evidence is Confidence: How to create a richer evidential tapestry The Realising Ambition consortium, of which The Yo ... → Read More

Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 1

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The Secret Life of Innovation: Replication The Realising Ambition consortium, of which The Young Foundation is a part ... → Read More