press releases

New Campaign for Community Power launches today

30 November 2021

Embracing our mission to support better-connected, stronger communities, The Young Foundation is proud to be part of We’re Right Here: The Campaign for Community Power, which launches today.  Working alongside community leaders and campaigning organisations across the UK, We’re Right Here seeks to push decision-making into the hands of communities, creating a fairer society shaped with the people who know and love the places in which they live. Sign-up to the We’re Right Here campaign mailing list here. 

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‘I welcome the rise in National Living Wage – but we must also support young people moving from education to employment’

What did National Living Wage Week deliver for those aged under 23? Chelsea McDonagh calls for greater support, and more diversity in the research sector. Like most people, I welcome the recent National Living Wage rise – but I am dismayed that those under the age of 23 do not qualify. Amidst proposed changes to student loan repayments – which... Find out more

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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

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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