The Young Foundation welcomes contributions from many sectors and standpoints - views expressed here are not necessarily held by The Young Foundation.

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

For ‘levelling up’ to have lasting impact, we must start by ‘levelling in’

Date: October 05 2021

Posted by: Lydia Ragoonanan


This blog was written by Lydia Ragoonanan, a senior associate leading the Inclusive Economy Partnership BOOST programme at The Young Foundation. This week, Michael Gove used his platform at the Conservative Party conference to pledge greater support for downtrodden regions of the UK.  “Levelling up means four things,” the minister for levelling up, housing and communities explained. “We will strengthen local leadership to drive real... Find out more

Online platforms could revolutionise impact measurement: but is it larger organisations that benefit?

Date: July 20 2021

Posted by: Lydia Ragoonanan


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

Research on Research: exploring diversity and inclusion in the social research profession

Date: July 01 2021

Posted by: Victoria Boelman


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

Routes into Research? By Amelia Clayton

Date: July 01 2021

Posted by: Victoria Boelman


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

Embarking on a civic journey

Date: June 21 2021

Posted by: Victoria Boelman


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

The Young Foundation to train 30 young people as peer researchers, through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme

Date: June 14 2021

Posted by: Victoria Boelman


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