Our ground breaking projects and initiatives are led through our network of accredited Foyers and other partners. Each project is co-designed around investing in young people’s talents and assets.

Through our projects and initiatives we explore ways to involve young people in shaping the services that are delivered to them. Click on the links to find out more about the various projects we deliver. After delivering a project we use the Foyer network to promote the learning so that they can have a continuing legacy in changing our partners approach.

Our Projects & Initiatives

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Community Upgrade Challenge

The Community Upgrade Challenge is an initiative which ran from 2012-2016 to foster community and environmental improvement projects across the West Midlands and the North East of England. Funded by Suez Communities Trust, the Foyer Federation has coached…

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SMMT Working Assets

Following on from successful Working Assets projects during 2012 – 2015, the Foyer Federation and SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) are once again working together to develop the skills of young people for potential…

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Intrepid Explorers

Intrepid Explorers is a programme run by the Foyer Federation, with funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.  I need to tell my story, so I can tell it to myself.    Sammy Carlton | Intrepid Explorer …

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Healthy Conversations

  Bringing Health to Life ‘Life is not merely being alive, but being well.’’ Marcus Valerius Martialis  Following the success of our previous Foyer Health project (2007-2010), the Big Lottery invited the Foyer Federation to bid…

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Pop Up Talent

We believe that, whether latent or blatant, everybody has talent. Yet too many young people don’t have access to the right opportunities to explore their talents for work, or explore their options. Spotting, developing and promoting…

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Open Talent

Open Talent is our initiative to build a thriving network of Foyers focused on spotting, coaching and promoting young people’s talents. The Open Talent journey began in July 2011 as a pilot in the North West…

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Working Assets

Working Assets gets young people planning, delivering and celebrating a project of their own design that develops their skills for work. It is delivered by Foyers across the UK and aims to challenge negative approaches to…

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Secure Foundation & a new approach to youth offending

The Foyer Federation has been collaborating for some time with individuals and organisations who believe it is possible to secure much better outcomes from our youth justice system. There is a large amount of expertise within…

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Connect Yourself

Funded by the Department for Education, the Connect Yourself programme aims to enable young people to connect themselves to opportunities that identify, develop and promote their talents and achieve their future goals. Based on the Open…

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MyNav: Destination Independence

MyNav is an online platform bringing together new media technology and informal learning opportunities to deliver a personalised package of support. Inspired by the concepts of satellite navigation and future mapping, MyNav helps young people to…