Aims and activities
Aims and questions
The Listening Fund is an England-wide partnership which aims to make the youth sector more accountable to those it exists to serve: young people.
The first phase of The Listening Fund in England ran from 2018 to 2020 and focused on supporting change in adult-led organisations, by investing in improvements to their listening policies, practices and cultures.
The second phase of The Listening Fund, launched in 2021, will continue to support some adult-led organisations but it will also more directly empower young people. A group of paid young advisers will have significant influence on the Fund, including designing a strategy and recommending decisions for a large, discrete pot of funding. We want this funding to invest in the work that young people prioritise and we are open to challenging our thinking about traditional grant-making strategies, processes and recipients.
How to get involved
To find out more, contact Edd Fry at the Blagrave Trust.