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  • 1. ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS Research and Experience with Young Social Entrepreneurs at the Commission and UnLtd Nick Micinski Commission Coordinator
  • 2. COMMISSION FOR YOUTH SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
    • Our mission is to reach out and unleash the talents of people who can transform the world in which they live – people we call social entrepreneurs.
    • £100m Millennium Awards Trust
    • Supported over 5000 start up social entrepreneurs from all ages and backgrounds
    UNLTD- THE FOUNDATION FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
    • The Commission began in 2007 as a group of 21 young social entrepreneurs with their own successful businesses and organizations — all former Big Boost award winners — who wanted to make it easier for other young people to make change.
    • Three year (2008-2011) research project in partnership with UnLtd and DCSF asking: “How can society equip young people to make a lasting positive impact on their world?”
  • 3. BIG BOOST (2005-2008)
    • Supported 10,000 young people aged 11 – 25 to become social entrepreneurs
    • 11 to 16 year olds
      • Awards of £250 to £1,000
      • Group sizes of at least four young people
      • Nominated advisor to lead their award and provide support to run their project
    • 16 to 25 year olds
      • Awards of £500 to £5000
      • Individuals or small groups
    • Projects had to focus on one of the UK government’s ‘Every Child Matters’ objectives:
      • being healthy
      • being safe
      • enjoying and achieving
  • 4. SPORTS RELIEF (2007-2009)
    • Supported 564 young people who used sport and recreation based activities to tackle social conflict and build social cohesion in their communities.
    • Many of the projects focused on tackling gang and knife culture, as well as ethnic and religious divides
    • 11-21 year olds
      • £250-£5,000 awards
      • Individual or group applications
      • entrepreneurial young people with great ideas and who want to make a difference
    • The program aimed to measure social cohesion four indicators:
      • Understanding
      • Relationships
      • Skills
      • Belonging
  • 5. BIG CHALLENGE (2008-2011)
    • Youth-led program for young social entrepreneurs focused on one issue or topic each year
    • Youth Leadership Team
      • Set the topic of the challenge
      • Short lists applications
      • Decided who gets awards and how big the award should be
      • PR and Outreach for events
    • 16-25 year olds
      • £60,000 awarded each year
      • Individual or group applications
      • 11 projects in Year 1
  • 6. SOME OF THE FINDINGS
    • Individual growth in skills, confidence, and renewed interest in driving social change in the future
    • Support must include both emotional and practical support
    • Significant ‘Just to be trusted’ with money
    • Peer-to-peer support and role models were important
    • ‘ Development manager’ as model for support
  • 7. COMMISSION’S RESEARCH
    • Research Training
      • 20 volunteer researchers, 2 interns, 1 research assistant
      • Manchester and London
    • Qualitative Interviews
      • 50 young people ages 16-25
    • Online Survey
      • 353 participants
      • £10 incentives for those who complete the survey
    • Focus Groups
      • Two in London
    • Research Workshop
      • Manchester and London
  • 8. DEBUNKING THE MYTH: YOUNG PEOPLE TAKING SOCIAL ACTION
    • (Report pending publication June 2009)
    • Key Research Findings
    • Myth of the ‘disengaged’ youth
    • Youth are not only interested in ‘youth’ issues
    • Youth in the UK are taking social action in a variety of ways – most popular were donating money, volunteering, and voting
  • 9. INFLUENCES
    • What inspires you?
    •  
    • 85.5% Friend/peer(s)
    • 81.3% Family
    • 60.2% Books
    • 57.8% Music
    • 48.4% Teacher(s)
    • 46.5% Films
    • 43.0% Hobbies
    • 35.2% Politicians
    • 31.6% TV programmes
    • 28.5% Money, money, money!
    • 19.5% Food
    • 18.4% Celebrities
    • 0.4% Nothing inspires me
    • 0.4% Don’t know
    • 0.4% Unclear about question
  • 10. BARRIERS
    • Barriers and Obstacles
    • 79.5% Lack of funding
    • 66.7% Lack of time
    • 55.8% Discrimination against youth
    • 47.7% Lack of participants or volunteers
    • 46.9% Confusing legal structures
    • 36.8% Status quo (resistance to change)
    • 25.2% Lack of skills and or knowledge
    • 24.8% Restrictive regulations
    • 20.9% Lack of inspiration
    • 16.3% Discrimination against gender
    • 12.4% Peer pressure
    • 8.1% Discrimination against my race
    • 3.5% Other (please specify)
    • 1.6% I haven’t faced any barriers or obstacles!
    • 1.2% Don’t know
  • 11. BARRIERS
    • Do you feel more comfortable working on a project…
    • 67.1% In a group with like minded individuals
    • 19.0% In a group with more experienced individuals
    • 9.7% By yourself
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  • 12. SUPPORT NEEDED
    • Need help make connections
      • Connections with others in their field and with
      • Connections with people with expertise or resources
    • Mentors for emotional support
    • Hands-on networking.
    • Need for more time or time management support
    • Support with money or fundraising
  • 13. FUTURE RESEARCH
    • The ‘journey’ of the young social entrepreneur
    • Mapping the sector of support for young social entrepreneurs in the UK
    • Explore connections between demographics and social action
  • 14. CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Nick Micinski
    • [email_address]
    • Commission website
    • www.yse.org.uk
    • UnLtd website
    • www.unltd.org.uk