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About United Futures

United Futures aims to make it easier for youth organisations and businesses to work together to develop mutually-beneficial relationships and initiatives which support young people.

The programme is part of the government’s Positive for Youth strategy, announced in December 2011 and is funded by the Department for Education.

United Futures is being delivered by a consortium of three partners: Business in the Community, National Children's Bureau and UK Youth and is supported by a cross sector advisory board.

What will the project achieve?

The programme runs for fifteen months and has three key components:

  • To review the national and international evidence of how employers can support youth organisations in England. Findings published in June 2012 are available here to read Summary and Full Report.

  • To build the capacity of businesses and the youth sector to work better together by highlighting best practice, running interactive webinars and producing a 'how to' guide for voluntary organisations. This also includes piloting a new brokerage model called Futures Club in Plymouth.

  • To link potential partners online and face-to-face at Regional Events across England.

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Read the report - Exploring the potential for employers to support youth services