About the Programme
The Big Lottery Fund is investing £108million in Talent Match, its innovative programme designed to address the problems of high levels of unemployment amongst 18-24 year olds. The programme runs from 2014-2018.
Talent Match is a novel and innovative programme. Young people are actively involved in the programme including both its design and delivery.
The programme is being delivered through 21 voluntary and community sector led partnerships in 21 Local Enterprise Partnership areas.
About the Evaluation
To support the delivery of this programme, the Big Lottery Fund has commissioned an Evaluation and Learning contract. This contract is being led by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University with its partners the Institute for Employment Research (IER) at the University of Warwick and Cambridge Economic Associates. This team has delivered similar contracts for central government departments and the Big Lottery Fund and works extensively with the voluntary and community sector.