The Children’s Society

BGV Partnership Spotlight

We’ve partnered with The Children’s Society to fund and support ideas for using technology to improve the experiences of vulnerable young people.

It is a painful fact that too many children and young people living in this country aren’t getting the help they deserve – too often their problems are ignored and their voices are unheard.

Rising thresholds to access services, failing to recognise multiple challenges, and inability to engage young people all results in missed opportunities for earlier intervention for the most vulnerable.

 

We’re supporting ventures that:

  • Improve a young person’s resilience, mental health and emotional wellbeing.
  • Improve the safety of young people at risk of exploitation, both offline and online.
  • Provide greater opportunities for orientation and integration of young refugees, asylum seeking children in families, and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
  • Increase a young person’s skills and resourcefulness to overcome barriers and succeed in life.
  • Amplify the voices of young people, giving them agency and transforming systems, policy, behaviours and attitudes.

“We know there is huge potential to use technology to improve the lives of vulnerable young people. The Children’s Society is extremely pleased to partner with Bethnal Green Ventures to fund and support tech startup teams with early ideas, to have a greater impact on the lives of young people facing many serious problems”.– Kirsten Naudé, Head of Investment and Partnerships, The Children’s Society

Got an idea that will radically improve the lives of young people? Applications for our next programme are now open.