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.
Empowering Local commissioned a piece of research to increase understanding of how funders can best support place-based approaches to funding youth provision.
Between May – December 2022, the College has supported Empowering Local as a research partner to explore the role of funders in youth place-based funding, in order to increase understanding of how funders can best support place-based approaches to funding youth provision.
This research had 2 core areas of focus:
Impact: What is known about the role of funding/ funders in place-based approaches/initiatives, and how this contributes to positive change.
Process: What are the mechanisms and conditions (e.g., readiness) that make place-based funding effective? Focusing on embedding youth voice in decision-making and engagement with local, regional and national organisations.