The National Lottery Community Fund has invested in the creation of a Youth-Led Peer Researcher Network, supporting 60 young people across England to undertake research and highlight youth priorities for their region.

This research puts young people’s voices at the heart of funding decisions made by The National Lottery Community Fund, helping them to understand the themes and priorities. They will also be sharing the learnings more widely across the sector.

The project runs until February 2022.

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You can now watch The Young Foundation and The Institute for Community Studies’s event with the ‘poet laureate of civil society’ Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett.


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