What co-production means for Buttle UK

Read our definition of co-production and why we are taking this approach.

What co-production means for Buttle UK

We have worked as a staff team and with our trustees to define what co-production looks like for Buttle UK, and what we are hoping to achieve by taking this approach. These might change as we start working with our Youth Panel and Advisor Network and get their thoughts on what co-production means to them.

What co-production looks like at Buttle UK

We work in partnership with children, young people and families who have lived experience of financial hardship and crisis – and the professionals who support them – to ensure our work is as impactful as possible.

We aim to have a reciprocal and equitable partnership with those we work with, so that everyone benefits from our co-production approach.

To do this, we collaborate openly and transparently on our learning and improvement, decision making and strategic planning.

This enables us to learn from the expertise of young people, families and professionals and involve them in shaping our organisation and grants.


Our goal is to embed co-production into our culture and across all teams and strands of work at Buttle UK, in order to make our work as impactful as possible.

By working in partnership with children, young people, families and professionals at all levels, we aim to:

  1. Enhance and develop our grant making processes to deliver the best outcomes for children and young people
  2. Review, improve and energise all aspects of our work, including our fundraising, marketing, communications and governance
  3. Understand and respond to systemic issues that result in financial hardship for families and young people
  4. Amplify the voices of children, young people and other stakeholders so that they are heard across our sector and beyond
  5. Ensure we are accountable to the children, young people, families and professionals we support

For our co-production work, “accountable” means that we are answerable to children, young people, families and professionals on the quality, reach and impact of our work. We follow-through and feedback on their inputs and ideas, and involve them in scrutinising our decision making, governance and strategic planning.

Get involved

For more information on how to get involved, contact our Co-Production and Youth Engagement Manager, Charlotte Robey-Turner, at coproduction@buttleuk.org