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Big Change funds youth projects that make a big difference to young lives.

The Organisation Bio

The Organisation Bio

Founders:
Holly Branson Andrewes
Sam Branson
Isabella Branson
HRH Princess Beatrice of York
Sam Richardson
Phil Nevin
Founders:
Holly Branson Andrewes
Sam Branson
Isabella Branson
HRH Princess Beatrice of York
Sam Richardson
Phil Nevin
Established:
2012
Established:
2012
Headquarters:
UK
Headquarters:
UK
Countries Active:
UK and international
Countries Active:
UK and international

Big Change wants to see a society where every young person is set up to thrive in life, not just exams.

So that even in times of constant change, every child will feel emboldened to contribute positively to the world around them.

They believe that this is everyone's business. All parts of society, including parents, employers, and civil society, need to work together to support young people and schools.

So far, they've supported 36 projects working to support young people, parents, carers, and teachers, engaged 1.2 million children and young people and supported 143,000 teachers and adults.

  • Big Change is driven by a belief that all young people should be supported to thrive in times of constant change. To make this happen, Big Change backs pioneers and projects that deliver bold approaches on the frontline of change. It creates a community to support them, and activates diverse allies who want to reimagine and transform education.
  • This work has never been more urgent. The pandemic has exposed the cracks created by the existing injustices in the way we currently do things. It is time for big change.

By finding and backing pioneering leaders and early-stage projects, Big Change is working to show that a new way is possible.

Big Change's pioneering project leaders think big, take risks and make things happen because they understand there's no time to waste. To find, select, manage, and monitor projects with the biggest potential for impact, Big Change uses their in-house expertise, established processes plus our network of external experts that includes frontline workers and young people with lived experience.

They're currently focusing on these pressing needs and opportunities that link to their 10 big hopes for change.

  • Trusted relationships give every child support to learn and thrive (hope #5)
  • Multiple pathways through learning and into work are valued and supported (hope #6)
  • Professional learning is as important as student learning (hope #7)
  • All schools are actively supported to improve and learn together (hope #8)
  • Schools and communities thrive as part of local learning ecosystems (hope #9)

Together, we can make big change and help all young people thrive.

The Big Change model really works. Here are some examples of projects that Big Change is already supporting and who are making big impact:

Voice 21

Big Change first funded Voice 21 in 2014, recognising both the need and their determination to put oracy (spoken communication) firmly on the agenda, while giving all children the opportunity to find their voice. Voice 21 did this by training teachers, leading school culture change and developing an oracy curriculum for all.

Their impact has been astonishing. Voice 21's first cohort featured one school and supported 30 students. Now, they're supporting 1,100 schools, 600 teachers and have reached an estimated 154,000 students. Giving them the spoken language communication skills our children and young people need to thrive in work and life.

Their role as the secretariat for the APPG on Oracy has surfaced vital evidence from hundreds of contributors from the education sector, businesses, academics, teachers, parents, children, and young people. With over 300 people tuning in for their launch event, it's clear that there is widespread demand for change.

Frontline

Big Change granted funds to Frontline to enable them to train 1,000 social workers to better provide for the 500,000 UK children in care by 2020. Frontline is now the largest social work training programme in the country, with over 70,000 families having received support from Frontline trained social workers.

Bounce Forward

Big Change helped Bounce Forward teach specific, tangible resilience skills. Their resilience workshops have already helped over 500,000 children in 750 schools, seeing an improvement in student's depression and anxiety, school attendance rates, academic attainment in Maths and English, and bullying.

In May 2019, Big Change launched a new strand of work with their Reimagining Education Together report. Reimagining Education Together began with a recognition that change was needed, but an open enquiry into how it could happen. They deliberately sought out a wide range of opinions and expertise from teachers, policy experts, employers, technologists, neuroscientists, parents and young people.

Big Change found a growing consensus that in order to support all young people to thrive in a world of constant change, we need to think differently about what we are educating for and how we are going about it. If we are to truly prepare young people for life, work and citizenship in the modern world, we need both a broader view of success and a broader view of the learning ecosystem.

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share with you the UN Sustainable Development Goals supported by Big Change

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share with you the UN Sustainable Development Goals supported by Big Change

Big Change wants to see a society where every young person is set up to thrive in life, not just exams.

So that even in times of constant change, every child will feel emboldened to contribute positively to the world around them.

They believe that this is everyone's business. All parts of society, including parents, employers, and civil society, need to work together to support young people and schools.

So far, they've supported 36 projects working to support young people, parents, carers, and teachers, engaged 1.2 million children and young people and supported 143,000 teachers and adults.

  • Big Change is driven by a belief that all young people should be supported to thrive in times of constant change. To make this happen, Big Change backs pioneers and projects that deliver bold approaches on the frontline of change. It creates a community to support them, and activates diverse allies who want to reimagine and transform education.
  • This work has never been more urgent. The pandemic has exposed the cracks created by the existing injustices in the way we currently do things. It is time for big change.

By finding and backing pioneering leaders and early-stage projects, Big Change is working to show that a new way is possible.

Big Change's pioneering project leaders think big, take risks and make things happen because they understand there's no time to waste. To find, select, manage, and monitor projects with the biggest potential for impact, Big Change uses their in-house expertise, established processes plus our network of external experts that includes frontline workers and young people with lived experience.

They're currently focusing on these pressing needs and opportunities that link to their 10 big hopes for change.

  • Trusted relationships give every child support to learn and thrive (hope #5)
  • Multiple pathways through learning and into work are valued and supported (hope #6)
  • Professional learning is as important as student learning (hope #7)
  • All schools are actively supported to improve and learn together (hope #8)
  • Schools and communities thrive as part of local learning ecosystems (hope #9)

Together, we can make big change and help all young people thrive.

The Big Change model really works. Here are some examples of projects that Big Change is already supporting and who are making big impact:

Voice 21

Big Change first funded Voice 21 in 2014, recognising both the need and their determination to put oracy (spoken communication) firmly on the agenda, while giving all children the opportunity to find their voice. Voice 21 did this by training teachers, leading school culture change and developing an oracy curriculum for all.

Their impact has been astonishing. Voice 21's first cohort featured one school and supported 30 students. Now, they're supporting 1,100 schools, 600 teachers and have reached an estimated 154,000 students. Giving them the spoken language communication skills our children and young people need to thrive in work and life.

Their role as the secretariat for the APPG on Oracy has surfaced vital evidence from hundreds of contributors from the education sector, businesses, academics, teachers, parents, children, and young people. With over 300 people tuning in for their launch event, it's clear that there is widespread demand for change.

Frontline

Big Change granted funds to Frontline to enable them to train 1,000 social workers to better provide for the 500,000 UK children in care by 2020. Frontline is now the largest social work training programme in the country, with over 70,000 families having received support from Frontline trained social workers.

Bounce Forward

Big Change helped Bounce Forward teach specific, tangible resilience skills. Their resilience workshops have already helped over 500,000 children in 750 schools, seeing an improvement in student's depression and anxiety, school attendance rates, academic attainment in Maths and English, and bullying.

In May 2019, Big Change launched a new strand of work with their Reimagining Education Together report. Reimagining Education Together began with a recognition that change was needed, but an open enquiry into how it could happen. They deliberately sought out a wide range of opinions and expertise from teachers, policy experts, employers, technologists, neuroscientists, parents and young people.

Big Change found a growing consensus that in order to support all young people to thrive in a world of constant change, we need to think differently about what we are educating for and how we are going about it. If we are to truly prepare young people for life, work and citizenship in the modern world, we need both a broader view of success and a broader view of the learning ecosystem.

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share with you the UN Sustainable Development Goals supported by Big Change

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