We are excited to announce that Franklin Scholars has been picked as one of ten successful projects under the Nesta Future Ready Fund. Projects were picked from a pool of 300 applicants for demonstrating, “great potential to expand their work…and achieve long-term, sustainable impact.”
The Future Ready Fund was designed to fund programmes focused on key non-cognitive skills previously identified by the Education Endowment Foundation, including emotional intelligence, resilience and self-confidence. The fund was launched a year after Nesta’s report The Future of Skills underscored the importance of interpersonal skills to future success in young people.
Over the next year - and in addition to financial support - we will also receive non-financial support from the fund’s evaluation partner at the University of Sussex. The support will include helping us develop our evaluation approaches and ensure our intervention is improving a number of social and emotional skills and habits.