Involving Young People Collective

Involving Young People Collective

The Involving Young People Collective work closely with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation  by helping to design and test ways to involve young people more directly with our work, and improve our funding practice.

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Meet our Involving Young People Collective

Esmée's Involving Young People Collective is a group of young people, connected by their drive for social change. Learn more about the consultants that make up the Collective including what gives them passion and what gives them rage.

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    Esmée's approach to involving young people

    We want to do better at listening to and involving young people more directly with our work so we're working with the Involving Young People Collective to help us design and test ways in which we can do this.

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    Reflections on working with Esmée to involve young people

    Thalia Papanicolaou and Samuel Zubair from our Involving Young People Collective reflect on their time so far at Esmée including the opportunities for leadership and how they're making a real difference to how Esmée works already.

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    Using hackathons and human-centred design to help us involve young people in Esmée’s work

    Betty Mayo, a young consultant with our Involving Young People Collective writes about how we’re using hackathons and human-centred design to help us to embed young people’s insights into our work and why they’re a great method for innovation and problem-solving within communities.

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Projects

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    Addressing the lack of diversity in the environment sector

    We're pleased to share a new report from our Involving Young People Collective summarising the discussions at a hackathon on addressing the lack of diversity in the environment sector. We also share our reflections on what we learned and our next steps for making progress on this.

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    Challenging conventions for a diverse and equitable environmental space

    In April, over 50 individuals representing a range of organisations came together to participate in a Hackathon seeking to address the lack of diversity in the environmental sector.In this blog, IYPC member Daniel Seifu shares his reflections from the event.

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    Esmée's hackathon and me: a young environmentalist’s look into how change is made

    Following a hackathon to address the lack of diversity in the environment sector, Hemlata Pant, a Youth Representative for Action for Conservation, writes about the experience.

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More on the IYPC

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    £1.8m Reinvent Performing Arts funding awarded to 40 arts organisations

    We're excited to announce 40 new grants worth £1.8m, which we have made through Reinvent Performing Arts funding. This one-off funding is part of our response to the pandemic and provides additional support to some of our grantees as they re-open and lockdown eases.

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    Hackathon addressing the lack of diversity in the environment sector

    Amira Ismail, one of our young consultants with our Involving Young People Collective (IYPC) writes about plans for a Hackathon to help us address the lack of diversity in the environment sector.

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    Involving young people: what we’ve learnt 10 months in

    With the help of Hudl, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has been working with the Involving Young People Collective (IYPC) for 10 months. But what have we learned? Thalia Papanicolaou from the IYPC interviewed Catherine Hills and Lulu Wright from Esmée on their expectations, learning and future hopes for Esmée and the Collective.

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