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.