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Making Waves

Publication 16 March 2016

The Young Foundation’s Amplify programmes across cities and regions in the UK and beyond are platforms of interconnected research, community development and innovation support designed to spark new ideas for tackling structural inequalities which respond to the real, lived experiences

The U: Connecting communities through learning

Publication 4 August 2015

The U was a project with a strong vision – to create and foster social connections in communities without demanding a large shift in lifestyle, culture or personal values. By creating safer, healthier and happier communities through people being connected

URBACT GeniUS! Open Final Report

Publication 10 June 2015

This report investigates open innovation as a method of engaging citizens to identify and solve urban challenges. It is built on insights from the GEniUS! Open innovation project which was part of an URBACT programme which enables the exchange of

Growing Community Organising

Publication 16 May 2013

We define community organising as the process of supporting individuals to come together to improve their communities by putting pressure on institutions, businesses and governments to act. Community organisers work to identify local leaders, bring together local groups and develop campaigns and actions

Amplify: Local campaigning in a digital world

Publication 14 May 2013

This toolkit is designed to help community organisations use the free and low cost web tools already widely available. Between April 2011 and March 2013 The Young Foundation, as part of the Building Local Activism programme supported by the Big

Invisible Men: Engaging More Men in Social Projects

Publication 1 July 2012

In a socio-political context including rising unemployment and the 2012 UK riots, men are increasingly facing crises but are more resistant to seeking help. Yet in spite of this, men are rarely considered to be a “target group” and all

A nod is as good as a wink

Publication 1 January 2012

The U is interested in people and in the ways they get along with each other. At the same time, this organisation seeks to promote a low-key vision of community relations, much less high-energy than the schemes promoting asset transfer,

Learning in Company: Designing The U

Publication 1 December 2010

The U’s founding belief was that engaging training in a range of useful skills such as first aid, saving energy and intervening safely to defuse conflict will encourage more effective responses to social challenges by citizens who participate in The

Plugged in, untapped: Using digital technologies to help young people learn to lead

Publication 30 September 2010

Digital technologies can be powerful tools for empowering young people to lead positive social change. But these new resources are no magic bullet, and young people aren’t always the ‘digital natives’ they’re made out to be. While young people are

What is an empowering authority? Community empowerment and organisational culture

Publication 1 August 2010

This paper builds on The Young Foundation’s practical experience with local authorities to develop and deepen understanding of how organisational cultures affect the success of neighbourhood working. It looks at how culture interacts with structures, people and processes and highlights

Why do some people get involved? How to encourage local activism and help communities to self-organise

Publication 1 August 2010

This paper was produced as part of the Neighbourhood Futures programme, a partnership with six local authorities exploring the impact of the economic downturn on community empowerment and neighbourhood engagement. The programme ran between 2009 and 2010 involving the London

Public services and civil society working together

Publication 1 December 2009

The report explores the evidence to suggest outcomes are improved when public services and civil society work hand in hand, and develops five new ways to do just that – from community entrepreneurs to asset sharing, new performance measures to

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