“While the way we are living is no longer ‘unprecedented’, Covid-19 is still causing huge disruption and challenge in many areas of life. And, while it is very easy to feel disheartened, when I take a moment to reflect on all that has been achieved in 2021 then I am incredibly proud and have hope for 2022.
“We have learned a great deal personally and professionally in 2021 which is being applied across our organisation and investments, benefitting our team, partners, investees, and, most importantly, the young people at the heart of all we do.
“Key highlights this year have been expanding both our Excelerate and RAiSE networks, investing in new partners and deepening our relationships and impact with existing partners. YPI has empowered thousands more young people to be advocates during what has felt to many as a disenfranchising time. And our NEW Fund learning collective is supporting innovation in local health and wellbeing organisations contending with new and deepened issues impacting young people.