Learning and Impact Partners

Our partnership is led by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), a charity think tank and consultancy with a 15-year track record of helping charities and their funders to achieve a greater impact. NPC is delivering the project in partnership with The Centre for Youth Impact (the Centre), an initiative owned and led by the youth sector. It works with providers, funders, commissioners, policy makers and young people to improve the impact of services and youth work.


NPC and The Centre for Youth Impact are also working closely with a range of specialist learning organisations:

Bryson Purdon Social Research LLP (BPSR)

An independent research partnership specialising in impact evaluation and quantitative methodologies. They will use their expertise in incorporating counterfactuals and comparison groups to address the attribution of changes in outcomes to youth provision, rather than other factors.

The Dartington Service Design Lab

A charity that uses data and evidence to influence policy and practice in children’s services. They will advise on the design, implementation and analysis of the counterfactual element of the project.

David Pritchard

An economist, social impact expert, and adjunct faculty member of Claremont Lincoln University in California. He will test the feasibility of approaches to understanding value for money in open access provision.

Keystone Accountability

Global leaders in user voice. They will advise on how to embed young people’s feedback at the heart of the Youth Investment Fund Learning Project.

Nottingham Trent University

The Centre for Children, Young People, and Families at Nottingham Trent University are the academic partner on Youth Investment Fund learning. They will provide advice on the existing evidence base on youth work and youth services, and how it can be used to support the Learning Project.


An award winning social enterprise specialising in mixed method evaluations and research. They will advise on the design and analysis of the qualitative process evaluation of the Youth Investment Fund.