Young People's Foundation Trust

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LYP Capacity building project

Funded by the department for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS), the LYP capacity building project is a pilot project to support the development of local youth partnerships within the youth sector in England.

We have secured funding from DCMS for the second phase of our transformative LYP Capacity Building Project.   Through DCMS funding in 2022/23 we established a national programme for local partnership in the youth sector, providing the tools, resources and support for any area to collaborate effectively for children and young people – this enables local areas to increase their reach, demonstrate their value and impact and secure investment in local services.  

After a successful pilot phase that empowered 10 diverse areas across England, we are excited to expand our efforts to further embed local youth partnerships in national policy and practice.

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Empowering local project

Empowering Local is a growing group of local, regional and national funders and infrastructure organisations committed to supporting place-based funding of the VCSE sector which meets the needs of children, young people and communities.

We believe that more attention needs to be paid to local need at a national level, and we want to support that to happen through collaboration and investment.

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Young People's Foundations (YPFs)

Young People Foundations (YPFs) are locally established, cross-sectorial organisations that seek to sustain CYP delivery in a specific area. They are independent membership organisations open to any group that works with Children and Young People 0-25. Each YPF is different, working to a flexible model which is shaped by local needs and ambitions.

We are growing the number of YPFs across England, building a network of local partnerships in support of young people, and strengthening regional networks in partnership with the Network of Regional Youth Work Units and national partners.

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