Connected Futures



Applications Made


Local Partnerships Awarded


The Connected Futures Fund is a flagship £16 million fund to support young people to get good jobs through pioneering local partnerships. This page will present data on regions eligible for the funds, the areas awarded and provide further information on the funding process.

Local Partnerships by Region

This section shows the local partnerships set to benefit from the Connected Futures Fund. Each partnership will explore with young people the challenges they face, and where support is missing or lets them down, from schools and employers to housing, care or criminal justice. For more information on each partnership, visit the Youth Futures Foundation website.

Hull Hastings Blackpool Burnley Derby and Nottingham Brent Lewisham

Local Partnerships

The below table shows the organisations which make up each local partnership, and links are provided to the organisation which leads each partnership.

Links will be provided to datasets about each location when these become available.

Local partner Led by Link
Hastings CXK with Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council.
Hull Humber Learning Consortium, working with The Warren, a youth-led charity, and Hull City Council.
Blackpool Right to Succeed with Blackpool Football Club Community Trust, Blackpool Council, Blackpool and the Fylde College and Business in the Community. 
Burnley Calico Enterprise, part of The Calico Group, and including Participation Works and the University of Central Lancashire.
East Midlands D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership with Direct Education Business Partnership (DEBP), a specialist education and employability provider, and Nottinghamshire County Council.
Brent The Flourishing Futures partnership is led by Young Brent Foundation and includes Spark!, Brent Council and three housing associations (MTVH, Hyde and Catalyst Housing). 
Lewisham Led by Lewisham Council, with Circle Collective and Phoenix Community Housing.