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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 Young Academy Investment Fund converts investment in East Learning to Revenue Participation Loan

Date: September 08 2020

Posted by: Sarah Faber

 

We are delighted to announce the conversion of our investment in East Learning into a Revenue Participation Loan.  The Young Academy Investment Fund was established to fill a gap in the finance available to early stage start–ups which were attempting to revolutionise the education system. When we invested a small amount to allow East Learning to build a prototype of its Aspirations... Find out more

Your future workforce in a post-Covid world: empowering young people to find quality work

Date: August 28 2020

Posted by: Sarah Faber

 

A group of young people, with some of the UK’s largest employers and policymakers, gathered together last week to share their experiences on how young people can access quality work, despite the impact of COVID-19 that looms over their immediate futures. This online event was part of the Inclusive Economy Partnership (IEP) BOOST programme, bringing... Find out more

Being patient: what we have learned about equity-like social investments through the Young Academy Investment Fund

Date: August 27 2020

Posted by: Sarah Faber

 

In 2019 the Education Policy Institute shared its fears that the reduction in the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers was close to flattening out and that the gap might start to increase again[1]. The same report found that disadvantaged pupils were 18.1 months behind non-disadvantaged pupils by the time they left secondary... Find out more

Nothing about us without us

Date: July 04 2019

Posted by: Helen Goulden, Sarah Faber

 

Do you have experience listening to the people you exist to serve in order to improve what you do and how you do it? The Young Foundation have now launched an inquiry to explore the role of user voice and experience in social investment. With support from Big Society Capital and Barrow Cadbury Trust, we... Find out more

More experimentation please

Date: January 10 2019

Posted by: Monica Nagore

 

Monica Nagore (The Young Foundation), Sophie Buchel (DRIFT) and Marie Nicole Soreville (DTI) On the 12th of November, the SIC partners – The Young Foundation, Social Innovation Lab and the Danish Technological Institute facilitated a breakout session during the SIC final event held in Seville. The aim of the session was to showcase and reflect... Find out more

For a fairer, more inclusive Europe, sign the #SIDeclaration

While industries like pharmaceuticals and automotive are good at getting decision-makers’ attention, the social innovation community – a broad movement of people and organisations innovating for public benefit – often has less influence. We want this to change. Over the past year, we have asked people working in social innovation all over Europe about how... Find out more

Meet the innovators Reimagining Rent: our second cohort

Date: September 27 2018

Posted by: John Piper

 

Through Reimagining Rent, we are committed to accelerating the innovations that have the potential to improve the private rented sector for vulnerable renters, including those on low incomes. We know that concentrated innovation at a local-level can create models for others to follow. This is our second cohort to the programme, which is funded by... Find out more