We believe in the power of people to create positive change.  To support you in creating positive change in the world, we have launched a resources bank which explores what it means to be a leader and to create social change.  Working with our partners we regularly add content including videos, toolkits, blogs, books and links to great organisations we encourage you to explore.

This resource bank is designed for used by students, our alumni, teachers and home educators.  

If you have a resource recommendation or you feel a resource we have posted is not as useful as we intended, please get in touch and let us know.

At Home Learning

Resources curated in response to COVID-19 to support the schools, educators and colleagues in our network

STEAM School

Join live broadcasts weekly and set your students challenges within this dynamic online platform. This portal will be helpful in case of school closures and during holidays.

The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust

Our partners at the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust have curated a list of leadership and enterprise resources to help young people start their own venture, take their project further and develop their leadership skills.

Global Social Leaders

Be inspired by student led projects & blogs working towards achieving the global goals.

Facing History and Ourselves

Curated free resources for teaching during the COVID-19 outbreak.

WE Schools Hub

Discover exclusive classroom resources, download digital programming modules, join professional development webinars or download curriculum-matched, ready-made lesson plans.

The World’s Largest Lesson

Learn about the Global Goals and inspire your students to take action using these free resources and lesson plans.

HundrED

Free online resources from their global network of education innovators.

Global Schools Forum

Practical tools and resources compiled by the Global Schools Forum in response to COVID-19.

#iwill

In response to Covid-19, the #iwill campaign has put together a list of resources for organisations and young people.

Role Models

Online Life Skills Courses developed specifically for 6-7 and 8-11 year olds, packed with engaging content and calming tools to help them build Confidence and Resilience and develop a Growth Mindset.

Ivy House

An online platform for schools that develops leadership and life skills, that includes free content and resources used in the Ivy House Award.

Mental Health and Well-being Resources

Heads Together

Heads Together have published a free toolkit with resources and tips to help address anxiety arising from these challenging times.

Young Minds

If your child (or student) is worried or anxious about coronavirus, take a look at Young Mind’s Parents Helpline advice on what you can do.

The Mix

Useful expert advice on how to deal with anxiety about COVID-19.

Mind

Practical advice on how to take care of your mental health and wellbeing during this uncertain time.

Other Useful Resources

Great Blogs To Read

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is an American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker, and we love what he has to say.

Great Social Action Toolkits To Use

From climate change to health care systems, The Rockefeller Foundation has brokered partnerships and nurtured innovation for people across the world, and partnered with IDEO to engage in its Initiative on Accelerating Innovation for Development, and as a pilot study for connecting design firms to the social sector.

 Link to toolkit

Whether you are a youth services manager considering developing a new programme to expand your portfolio of work, or you are a community worker interested in trying something new – this toolkit is designed to help you. We have created sections on the key topics that we recommend you consider in order to give you the best chance of success in delivering environmental social action projects.

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The DIY Toolkit has been especially designed for development practitioners to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results.

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Great Books To Read

Good To Great

Jim Collins

How companies transition from being average companies to great companies, and how companies can fail to make the transition.

Getting Things Done

David Allen

How to keep a clear head, relax and organise your thoughts while implementing the methods that he has introduced at organisations like Microsoft, Lockheed and the US Department of Justice: Learn the ‘do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it’ principle to empty your in-tray.

Great Places To Get Funding From

UnLtd

Social Entrepreneurs are changing the UK for the better.

We’re here for Social Entrepreneurs.

Great Organisations To Join At University

NACUE

National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs

NACUE is a nationwide network of student societies taking positive action to create an enterprising generation.

AIESEC

We facilitate tens of thousands of international exchanges so that young people may experience and understand cultures other than their own.

Enactus

Seeing possibilities. Taking action. Enabling progress.

We are a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.

Great Social Action Organisations

Alongside Future Foundations, there are over a dozen other organisations who share our vision about the potential of young people.  We encourage you to learn about our fellow members: they’re very, very nearly as amazing as us.

Great Awards To Win

The Diana Award

Water & Food Awards

Youth Water & Food Awards

Great Gap Year Opportunities

The Leap is an industry-leading gap year company offering safe, supported volunteer placements across Africa, Asia and South America.

Great Videos You Should Watch Right Now

Leadership, Social Action and More

In the spring of 1977, Rick told his father that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a Lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last. That night, Rick told his father, “Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.” This realization was just the beginning of what would become over 1,000 races completed, including marathons, duathlons and triathlons (6 of them being Ironman competitions). Also adding to their list of achievements, Dick and Rick biked and ran across the U.S. in 1992, completing a full 3,735 miles in 45 days.

In a triathlon, Dick will pull Rick in a boat with a bungee cord attached to a vest around his waist and to the front of the boat for the swimming stage. For the biking stage, Rick will ride a special two-seater bicycle, and then Dick will push Rick in his custom made running chair (for the running stage). Rick was once asked, if he could give his father one thing, what would it be? Rick responded, “The thing I’d most like is for my dad to sit in the chair and I would push him for once.”

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