Impetus 2023 highlights: celebrating 21 Years of Impact

21st Birthday young people collage

This year Impetus is celebrating 21 Years of Impact. Since Impetus was founded in 2002, we have supported 77 charities, reaching more than 1.5 million young people to succeed at school, work and in life, with £56 million in funds raised.

Here are our highlights from 2023…

  • In February, we invested £600k in four, high potential new charities: Babbasa, Generation UK, IMO and Sister System; all working to deliver better employment outcomes for young people from ethnic minority backgrounds. We are currently are agreeing investments in two new charities focused on improving outcomes for those who are at risk of being excluded from school.

“My Investment Director is incredible… tenacious, astute, transparent and always has young people at the heart of all decisions. She is values and performance driven.”

- Impetus CEO survey

  • As a long-term funder of Resurgo, we were proud when the Government evaluation of their proven impact was published earlier this year. It shows that if all young people who are out of education, training or employment (NEET) received support as effective as Resurgo’s, we could reduce the number of NEET young people by over 130,000, filling over 10% of the vacancies in the economy.
  • Our successful co-investment relationships have seen continued support for many of our charities this year, to help them grow well, with several new portfolio partners receiving grants including, Ada, MCR Pathways, Generation and Sister System.
  • We worked with our charity partners The Tutor Trust and Action Tutoring, to launch a report in Parliament calling for tutoring to be at the heart of future education policies.
  • As co-founders of the Youth Employment Group we launched a ‘Young Person’s Guarantee’, endorsed by the Minister for Social Mobility, Youth and Progression.
  • Along with Public First, School-Home Support and Khulisa we published a report looking at the reasons behind the school attendance crisis with eight recommendations for government.
  • This year also saw the second year of graduations from the Impetus Leadership Academy, supporting talented leaders from ethnic minority backgrounds in the youth sector to progress into senior roles, with a third cohort starting their year-long journey this September.

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