We are halfway through our Communities Driving Change Grant Scheme, an initiative to make funding accessible for local residents to get their community projects off the ground. The Communities Driving Change programme is part of Tower Hamlets Council’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy. It is best described as a way of doing public health differently, one... Find out more
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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957
The Covid pandemic has sped up the existing trend of social enterprises delivering education programmes online. These social enterprises are now able to draw on large amounts of data collected through their platforms to measure and improve the impact of their interventions. For small organisations who are new to online delivery, there is a lot... Find out more
Today, in partnership with the Social Research Association (SRA), we are publishing the largest scale study to date of equality and diversity in the social research profession. ‘Research on research’ is always hard and turning a critical gaze on ourselves was inevitably going to be an uncomfortable experience. This research has thrown into even sharper... Find out more
Amelia joined The Young Foundation through the Kickstart Scheme. Here she describes her experiences of finding her way into the research profession… Studying Sociology at university opened my eyes to the world of social research and gave me a glimpse into how we can ethically use research to make a positive change. All of a... Find out more
Supporting young people in the 21st Century Today, we are announcing a transformational two-year research project, with generous support from the National Citizen Service CIC. Rooted in a powerful belief in community activism, entrepreneurial spirit and the civic potential of young people, we will be working with Huddersfield and Sheffield Universities, to create a youth-led... Find out more
We’re delighted to be partnering with Youth Futures Foundation and the Mohn Westlake Foundation to work with up to thirty young people, employed through the Kickstart Scheme to be trained as peer researchers. It’s a fantastic opportunity for a cohort of young people to gain access to employment which seeks to build confidence, skills and... Find out more
Join The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Young Foundation to explore the question: how can innovation help us do the best we can for the future of heritage? We’re delighted to be partnering with The National Lottery Heritage Fund to undertake new research to explore how we can accelerate the emerging ideas needed to... Find out more
You can now watch The Young Foundation and The Institute for Community Studies’s event with the ‘poet laureate of civil society’ Robert D. Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett. The event discussed their book; The Upswing, How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again – a forensic analysis of the... Find out more
Together with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), The Young Foundation is conducting new research to understand the various ways in which volunteers have been (and continue to be) active within local authority areas across England during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research will create a greater understanding of the ways in which... Find out more
Today we saw the announcement of the long-awaited Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA), the new blue skies research agency to develop high-risk, high-reward technologies in the UK. As explained in the .gov website, ARIA will be “led by scientists who will have the freedom to identify and fund transformational science and technology at speed”.... Find out more