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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

National Peer Research Network welcomes 15 new members 

Date: July 23 2020

 

A new cohort of peer researchers has graduated from 6 weeks of remote training and officially joined The Young Foundation’s National Peer Research Network. The peer researchers hail from Sunderland, Ayrshire, Cardiff, Grimsby and London where they are currently interviewing people about the impact of Covid-19 on their lives and their communities.  Why peer research?  Peer research is a participatory research method in which people with lived experience... Find out more

Summer Reading Recommendations from the team…

Date: July 23 2020

 

Having the time to settle down with a book is great at any time of year. While many of us will not be having a traditional kind of holiday,  the opportunity to have bit of R&R time away from work means an opportunity to dive into a book. Check out our recommendations – old and... Find out more

Safety in Numbers? A research agenda by communities, for communities

Date: June 30 2020

 

Safety in Numbers? sets out the questions that matter to communities, as told to us and prioritised by over three thousand people across the UK. This agenda is the result of a nationally representative process of research and co-creation, which listened to the experience of people about the issues, opportunities and challenges they face in their... Find out more

Programme Manager

Date: June 26 2020

Programme Manager Salary: £32,000 per annum, plus benefits Location: London (Bethnal Green) Hours: Full time (flexibility of working 4 days) Contract: fixed term (until October 2021 with possibility of extension) About the Young Foundation Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of our society. They keep us safer, happier and healthier – more resilient and able... Find out more

Community Engagement Officer

Date: June 26 2020

Community Engagement Officer Salary: £25,000 per annum pro-rata, plus benefits Location: London (Bethnal Green) Hours: Part Time (2-3 days a week) Contract: fixed term (until October 2021 with possibility of extension) About the Young Foundation Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of our society. They keep us safer, happier and healthier – more resilient and... Find out more

Project Administrator

Date: June 26 2020

Project Administrator Salary: £21,000 per annum pro-rata, plus benefits Location: Remote – UK based Hours: 4-5 days a week (flexible – minimum 28 hours/ week) Contract: Fixed term until 31st Dec 2020, with possibility of extension. Start date mid-August latest – earlier if possible. About the Young Foundation Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of... Find out more

Graphic Design Internship

Date: June 26 2020

Graphic Design Internship The Young Foundation works with people from all walks of life and we are looking for someone who can help us make sure we reflect that rich diversity in all our communications – whether the report is about skate parks in East London, refugees in Manchester, or a toolkit for environmental activists... Find out more

Speculative CV’s

Date: June 26 2020

Speculative CV’s  We are always on the lookout for passionate, talented individuals, so whether there are any current vacancies or not, we’re interested in hearing from you. Please send your CV and a short note outlining your skills and experience, and why you want to work with us to applications@youngfoundation.org. We will be in touch... Find out more

Standing in Solidarity

Date: June 03 2020

Posted by: Eve Avdoulos

 

As an organisation working to strengthen communities across the UK, what we are seeing taking place in the United States is deeply upsetting and unsettling. In our day-to-day work, we support people and organisations to take action together to create fairer communities where everyone can thrive. A primary pillar of this work is to listen;... Find out more

Arts, culture and social impact: lessons on how to grow good ideas

Date: May 22 2020

Posted by: Eve Avdoulos

 

In partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and with generous support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, we’re pleased to be launching the Co-Creating Change Accelerator. Aimed at arts and cultural organisations with a track record of supporting social change, the accelerator is designed to enable initiatives to share, replicate and grow their work. Under the pressure... Find out more