Measuring Our Impact
At the Jack Petchey Foundation we know it’s important for us to understand and report on the difference that we make.
This helps us to better understand what we are seeking to achieve with our funding. It also helps us measure how well we are doing this, and make improvements where we can.
We want to be able to know, communicate, celebrate and improve the impact that we, and our partners, have on young people and on the organisations that work with them.
Therefore, as well as measuring the reach or ‘outputs’ of our programmes (what is being delivered, including the number of young people we support, the number of programmes we offer, the number of workshops, of events, etc), we also want to ensure that we measure ‘outcomes’ (the changes we expect to result from the programmes). This will help us understand the difference that we make overall.
We are seeking to achieve the following four key outcomes for young people through our funding:
- Increased skills and knowledge
- Feeling heard, valued and recognised
- Increased resilience and wellbeing
- Growth in self-belief and confidence
In addition to the above key areas, we also want to support young people to develop in the following areas:
- Increased empathy and understanding of others
- Enjoyment from our programmes
By the ‘difference’ or impact we make, we don’t just mean with young people, although that is of course critically important. We also want to have a positive impact on the organisations we support, particularly our long-term partners and we seek to have a wider positive ‘ripple effect’ on organisations and people across London, Essex and beyond so that young people’s voices are heard and their achievements are widely recognised.
We ask our partners and grantees to consider the outcomes of their work for teachers, trainers and coaches, particularly in terms of how they help generate new curriculum and practice ideas, change teaching methods or give the adults who work with young people the opportunity to gain additional skills.
Read Our Most Recent Impact Report
In 2020, we commissioned an independent report to understand the impact the Foundation has had for young people across London and Essex. The report came as part of our 21st birthday celebrations, and looks across our wide range of programmes to see the difference our funding can make to schools, youth organisations and of course young people themselves.
Check Out Our Case Studies
We love sharing stories from our grantees, award winners and partners on how they have used their Jack Petchey funding to make a real difference to young people – and in such a variety of ways!
Head over to Our Stories and use the filtering option to see how specific programmes are making an impact today.