About Us

THE YPF TRUST ADVOCATES FOR, SUPPORTS, DEVELOPS AND PROMOTES THE NETWORK OF YOUNG PEOPLE’S FOUNDATIONS, COORDINATING THE WORK OF INDIVIDUAL FOUNDATIONS NATIONALLY.

OUR CORE FUNCTIONS Are.....

collaborate

To seek collaboration opportunities at a strategic level across the YPF network and facilitate shared working opportunities. The Trust will bring national and regional stakeholders in to working relationships with individual and groups of YPFs to pilot new work and engage member organisations.

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advocate

To coordinate and support communication for and by YPFs in the network, making the case for place-based partnership, investment in services for young people and demonstrating the impact of YPFs.

support

To support the network of YPFs to achieve shared objectives and develop efficient models of working which can be replicated across the membership. The Trust manages projects that benefit the whole network, such as the Venue Bank.

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generate

To support and coordinate investment into YPFs and youth and play provision through national, regional and local partnerships and collaboration.

quality assurance

To work with new and existing YPFs to ensure each Foundation has a consistent approach and maintain the high standards of the network. The YPF Trust will also be key in helping to establish new YPFs.

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Vision, Mission, Values

The working vision is Thriving Youth Services = Thriving Youth, recognising the critical role that universal, accessible youth services provides in the development, aspiration and potential of children and young people.

In order to achieve this, the YPF Trust’s mission will be geared towards ensuring that the existing Young People’s Foundations are impactful and efficient, telling the story of their successes and enabling its successful replication elsewhere.