Our Partners

Become (charity for children in care and young care leavers) Logo
Become is a national charity providing help, support and advice to children in care and young care leavers so they can unleash their potential and take control of their lives. Their vision is that children who spend time in care have equal chances to lead a happy and fulfilling life to those who are raised in their birth families.

 

Their Listening Fund project:

Become are developing a new participation framework which gives young people greater control over their engagement and diversifies who the organisation listens to and works with. They will do this by creating a larger pool of young people – the Become Community – and then establishing groups within the Community in which young people can work collaboratively on issues of importance to them.
Carefree Cornwall Logo
Carefree works with young people aged 11-25 who are in or leaving care.  Their aim is to give young people in and leaving care the chance to do things for themselves and others.

 

Their Listening Fund project:

Carefree are embedding young people into both their internal and external work: establishing a shadow board to deep young people’s involvement in the organisation; and supporting young people to be heard externally – leading training of external professionals in how to better listen to young people’s needs, wants and ideas, and being active in national policy forums and discussions.
Gendered Intelligence (understanding gender diversity in creative ways) Logo
Gendered Intelligence is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to increase understandings of gender diversity and to improve the lives of trans people, and young trans people in particular.

 

Their Listening Fund project:

Gendered Intelligence aim to continue to give greater agency to young people by experimenting with different ways of working between the youth board and Trustees; improving how they feedback to all young people who use their services; and considering how to improve the diversity of their youth board, specifically by age.
Kran Logo
Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) aims to enable refugee and asylum seeking young people to live fulfilled and independent lives. They have been established in east Kent for 15 years and offer a range of activities from learning for life provision to advocacy and support, mentoring and community engagement activities.

 

Their Listening Fund project:

KRAN aim to appoint two Youth Envoys to identify and amplify the voice of their Youth Forum. The Youth Envoys will manage the current youth forum and amplify its voice by representing the forum internally as well as externally with social services, the police, Kent County Council and policy makers.
Leap - Confronting Conflict - Logo
Leap Confronting Conflict provides inspirational conflict management training and support for young people and the adults working with them. Their vision is one in which all young people in conflict have routes to positive support that can transform their opportunities.

 

Their Listening Fund project:

Leap aim to expand their co-production practice, incorporating co-production into Leap’s governance and sub-committees, establishing a cross-organisation co-production group with key stakeholder and providing co-production training to all adult professionals they work with. They are also planning to develop an evaluation framework to increase their understanding of longer-term impacts of listening and co-production on young people’s skills and capabilities.
Spark Inside Logo
Spark Inside is pioneering the use of professional coaching in prisons. They provide individual and group coaching programmes in prisons across London and the South East, which tackle violence, improve the prison environment and reduce reoffending.

 

Their Listening Fund project:

Spark Inside aim to set up twenty-one in-prison advisory boards, helping to ensure that young people’s experiences inform the operation of the criminal justice system nationwide. They will also look to develop their services in the community and work with these groups to explore ways the organisation can platform youth voice in media campaigns to influence policy and affect wider systems change.
Beatfreeks Logo
Free Radical is an art activism platform giving young people space, mentally, digitally and physically, to tell stories about themselves and the world. Free Radical is part of the Beatfreeks Collective, a group of companies using creativity for good in the heart of Birmingham.

 

Their Listening Fund project:

Beatfreaks aim to better integrate their Youth Steering Committee with their formal board and further redistribute power to young people in their community. Beatfreaks also hope to develop their Youth Trends research, commissioning more young writers, artists and researchers in the creation of future insight reports.
The Foyer Federation Logo
The Foyer Federation supports and promotes a network of Foyers, to provide a positive induction to adulthood for young people experiencing homelessness and other challenges.

 

Their Listening Fund project:

The Foyer Federation aim to challenge existing systems that limit young people within their organisation. They want to do this by investing in three forms of listening: embedding direct listening to young people at the Federation; supporting better listening at member organisations; and creating then supporting a group of young people to represent young people at the Federation, informing strategy and ways of working.
The Mix Logo
The Mix supports young people with everything from money to mental health, from homelessness to jobs, from break-ups to drugs, whenever and however they need it. They do this through the engagement and participation of young people, bringing experts, young people, their peers and near-to-peers together to generate content, develop digital tools and create communities, movements and campaigns to change lives.

 

Their Listening Fund project:

The Mix want to build on the success of their work in the first phase of The Listening Fund by extending the number of data sources for their youth-facing data hub and then expanding its use to encourage and support social action by young people, as well as further shaping The Mix’s own services.