Realising Ambition is a UK-wide £25m Big Lottery Fund programme replicating 25 services aimed at preventing children and young people from entering the criminal justice system. Launched in 2012, the five year programme is providing grant funding and specialist support to 22 organisations to refine and build the evidence base of their services.
Realising Ambition aims to:
- improve the evidence base of what works, for whom and why in avoiding pathways into offending
- promote learning about what it takes to replicate evidence-based interventions
- help commissioners to ask the right questions about evidence, practice and impact.