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.
Empathy helps us resolve conflicts, create more productive teams and improve relationships with co-workers and customers. It's also an essential skill for social entrepreneurs – here's how to develop it.
New data from 800 Ashoka fellows – ‘world’s best focus group’ of social entrepreneurs globally – pinpoints 11 strategies for changing systems, including helping others to develop their own identity as a ‘changemaker’.
The Nobel laureate sees a bleak future ahead, unless we act fast to reset our failed economic system. Enter the young people endowed with superpowers – and the social businesses designed to solve problems.
Making social innovation skills available to all would also help heal a fractured society, says Ashoka founder, as a new survey finds that 77% of social entrepreneurs are already collaborating widely – and many are 'activating' others to become changemakers.