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‘Remote working brings new opportunities to reach a broader base of young people. Let’s enable that.’ 

Despite headlines and warnings, is virtual working all that bad? Helen Goulden counts the benefits, both for young people, and for organisations.   Earlier this year, The Young Foundation was approved as a Kickstart employer. As an independent research organisation with a keen interest in creating a more inclusive social research sector, it felt like a very tangible opportunity to recruit people... Find out more

events

Exploring the next generation of volunteering

8 December 2021 - 8 November 2021

12pm - 1.30pm

Zoom

The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies is running a series of stakeholder engagement workshops. These mark the launch of a new landmark two-year programme that will support more than 600 young people to redesign the systems and support structures available to them and their peers across the UK. Our first workshop will focus on... Find out more

press releases

New research highlights power of local engagement to increase Covid-19 vaccine take-up

19 November 2021

A new UK-US collaborative study examining vaccine engagement highlights the importance of tapping into local knowledge and leadership in efforts to improve Covid-19 vaccine take-up. The research, ‘Understanding vaccine hesitancy through communities of place’, was funded by the British Academy, the Social Science Research Council, and the UK’s Science and Innovation Network in the USA, and delivered by The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies and the... Find out more

events

Hive: creative minds, participatory research

23 March 2022 - 24 March 2022

9am - 6pm

Online

Join us for The Young Foundation’s first peer research conference, Hive: a place where creative minds and participatory research meet. Over the last decade, we have seen an increasing shift towards evidence-based policy and practice in government, with commissioners, social investors and philanthropic funders. What counts as evidence and measuring the social impact of different... Find out more

press releases

A new kind of activism is taking hold’: first ever Climate Challenge Cup winners announced at COP26 showcase

11 November 2021

On Wednesday night [6-9pm, 10 November 2021] two innovative projects took home the first Climate Challenge Cup, following an innovation showcase and live final at COP26 in Glasgow. The international competition, supported by the Department of Business, Industrial Strategy and Science, uncovered civic research partnerships in the US and UK that are tackling climate change. The final is a fitting... Find out more

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Two thirds of UK public believe communities will be ‘left behind’ as we tackle the climate crisis

4 November 2021

As global leaders convene at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, a new poll from The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies finds that almost two thirds of UK residents (64%) are not confident the government will achieve its net zero 2050 target without ‘leaving behind’ any parts of the country or local communities.  Nearly as many (59%) say they are not confident the UK will achieve the target at all. “Public engagement is crucial if we are... Find out more

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