19 June 2015
Friday 19 June 2015
Last night we attended the 2015 Charity Awards – an evening that recognised some of the extraordinary and truly inspiring contributions made by charities today.
London Youth had been shortlisted under the Children and Youth category and we were honoured to be nominated alongside Kidscape – which provides anti-bullying support for primary schools – and the 2015 winners, Safer London Foundation – set up to improve the safety and wellbeing of young people in London affected by violence and crime.
This was the first time we had reached the Charity Awards finals, and for our impact-measurement initiative in which we introduced an externally-verified 'measurement of outcomes and processes'. Throughout 2013, we have developed ‘journeys of change’ for all our programmes – roadmaps to understand the goals, outcomes and the processes for achieving these.
Impact assessment has been placed at the heart of our organisation, involving people at every level from senior staff to young people.
We were really pleased to be praised by Awards judge, Sir Christopher Kelly for “doing a very good job in difficult circumstances”.
“This project was about getting initially cynical people to live and breathe output and outcome measurement,” he said.
A big congratulations to all the shortlisted and winning charities at the 2015 Charity Awards!