The Commission on Young Lives is supported and hosted by Oasis Charitable Trust and also received funding from The Passion Project Foundation.
Oasis Charitable Trust is a national charity that has been pioneering models of sustainable and holistic community development for the last 35 years. It works locally across the UK, with its base in Waterloo, London. It specialises in building – and helping others build – strong inclusive communities where every person can find their place, flourish, and achieve their potential. It does this this through a wide variety of integrated, high quality and diverse activities and partnerships, delivering housing, education, healthcare, training, youth work, family support and many other community initiatives.
Currently Oasis works with young people in 42 local neighbourhoods in England and another 26 in various other countries around the world. It works with some 1,200 homeless or vulnerably housed young adults each year and is responsible for 30,500 students in 53 schools in challenging communities and is working with a pupil referral unit. It runs a wide variety of other community building projects and initiatives; everything from foodbanks to debt advice centres, savings clubs to credit unions, city farms to community shops, breakfast clubs to adult literacy courses, children’s centres to refugee housing, libraries to football teams and health projects to employment initiatives.
The Passion Project Foundation (PPF) is a charitable social impact aggregator and investor into social impact. It brings scaled investment to transform perennial social problems. The Passion Project Foundation was set up to evidence the value of social and emotional learning, and, in doing so, help inform policymakers and key government influencers of its social impact.