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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

Welcome to the Museum of 2020

Date: January 28 2021


In December last year, we asked you: What object sums up your experiences of 2020? What object will most remind you of 2020 in years to come? What ‘thing’ couldn’t you have coped without? Or has kept your spirits up? The response has been fantastic, with many of you submitting your photos of objects in... Find out more

What will you submit to the Museum of 2020?

Date: December 16 2020


What object sums up your experiences of 2020? What object will most remind you of 2020 in years to come? What ‘thing’ couldn’t you have coped without? Or has kept your spirits up? These are the questions we’re posing in a unique new project: the Museum of 2020. Our campaign asks the British public to... Find out more

A Quick Note: Incentivising Collaboration for Social Change

Date: December 03 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden


In the last few days, I’ve been thinking a lot about how and when great collaboration happens, and the rising desire for more systemic forms of change. It’s clear that the pandemic has brought the not-for-profit and charity sector together in new ways; with a huge increase in online gatherings to share data, experience, ambition... Find out more

Be More Michael

Date: November 25 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden


Who wants to make any predictions about 2021? The internet and media will be awash with them in the coming weeks; but talk to police commissioners, local authority chief execs and those close to their communities and a “growth in tension” is mentioned with increasing regularity; largely driven by unemployment which is projected to rise... Find out more

KnowsleyFutures Project Launch

Date: November 12 2020

Posted by: Helen Goulden


We’re delighted to be working on an exciting new project with Knowsley Council, generously funded by a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, which invites people who live and work in Knowsley to share their experiences of life during the Covid-19 pandemic, and their hopes for the future, in a unique online story-telling project.... Find out more

Calling NW Tower Hamlets Residents and Groups: apply for funding and support to develop your community project or idea

Date: October 23 2020

Posted by: Isabel Young, Zain Ali


Communities Driving Change Small Grants supports community projects in North West Tower Hamlets to improve health and wellbeing. This fund is part of the Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change (CDC) programme funded by Tower Hamlets Council. Our CDC Small Grants will support local people, groups and organisations to get their community projects off the ground.... Find out more

Autumn 2020 Events Series

Date: September 22 2020

Posted by: Lydia Ragoonanan


We’re delighted to be hosting a number of exciting autumn events here at The Young Foundation. Join us to talk about the importance of peer research, hear from Lise Butler and Nick Pettigrew as they talk about their new books, and become involved in our Education Festival. Further detail below… we hope to see you... Find out more