Good jobs change lives. But creating those opportunities and investing in people can be resource-heavy, especially for small social enterprises. Insider tips on how to put job creation at the heart of your mission.
“If you don’t measure it, it didn’t happen” – so says the boss of the award-winning social enterprise Noise Solution, which matches young people with professional musicians to learn new skills and boost self-confidence.
Azzees Minott, co-founder of SE100 winner 2-3 Degrees, on turning academic rivalry into a force for good, proving the naysayers wrong – and overcoming suspicions of taking on investment to lead her social enterprise to the next level.
Social enterprises and others can apply for grants of up to £9m as part of the government's new Youth Investment Fund, delivered by Social Investment Business, and set to fund 300 existing or new youth facilities.
SharpFutures has increased its turnover in tough times and secured partnerships with industry leaders like Channel 4. Success comes down to tenacity, “incredible” partners – and sometimes turning down opportunities, the CEO tells us.
You want your programmes to reach an entirely new target group. Where do you start? For 140-year-old charity St John Ambulance, involving young people from “challenging” backgrounds has been a steep learning curve. Here’s what they’ve learned.
The WISE100 Star of the Future hates public speaking – but instead of holding her back, her fear led to creating a venture that helps other young people to gain speaking confidence. Laura North shares the pivotal moments that led to this year's award.
The changemaking bug often starts early in life – and the earlier the start, the bigger the ambition, according to Ashoka research. All the more important for adults to be ‘non-controlling allies’ who encourage the innovators of the future.