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The Young Foundation joins the Diversity Forum

News 28 July 2022

Working to support greater diversity, equity, equality and inclusion in the social investment sector, we are proud to announce The Young Foundation has joined the Diversity Forum. 

The Young Academy Investment Fund Impact Report 2021

Publication 20 April 2022

This report assesses the impact of The Young Academy Investment Fund.

Report finds social enterprises funded by The Young Academy benefit 1.8m learners

News 20 April 2022

Social investment fund, set up by The Young Foundation, UBS and the Cabinet Office to tackle disadvantage in education, shares learnings from eight years of flexible and patient finance.

Reimagining Rent: Social Innovation in the Private Rented Sector

Publication 21 September 2020

Over the last decade, almost two million new households have begun renting privately. The Private Rented Sector is growing rapidly but it is quickly having to meet new needs as increasing numbers of families with children, older people and those

Nothing About Us, Without Us – Lived experience insight & social investment

Publication 17 February 2020

The shift towards bringing the voices, perspectives and experiences of people and communities closer to the source of decision-making and power has been growing for some time. A distrust of governments and institutions who hold power, growing inequality, the subsequent

Commissioning Futures: A Guide for Schools

Publication 4 May 2018

A good-practice guide to support schools to more effectively commission innovative services, especially those that aim to tackle educational inequality.

Scottish Expert Advisory Panel on the Collaborative Economy Report

Publication 29 January 2018

Our CEO, Helen Goulden, chaired an expert advisory panel into the Collaborative Economy for the Scottish Government which, on 29/01/2018, launched its findings and recommendations in a report on how Scotland can best benefit from the collaborative economy. The panel was established

The Young Academy Impact Report

Publication 13 December 2017

The Young Foundation is delighted to launch the first impact report for the Young Academy, our innovation and investment programme for social ventures working to reduce educational inequality. The report tells the story of the Young Academy since its launch

Community Powered Change: Telling stories, growing ideas

Publication 8 May 2017

Part of our places programme, Amplify NI was a major five-year initiative to support people in Northern Ireland to take action together, to create fairer communities where everyone can thrive. The programme brought people and organisations from all parts of

Amplify Sheffield

Publication 18 June 2016

From January to June 2016, the Young Foundation worked with Power to Change and Social Enterprise UK in three very different Sheffield neighbourhoods, Manor, Upperthorpe and Heeley, to explore approaches to place-based investment in the city. The report is based on semi-structured

The Sky’s The Limit

Publication 6 May 2016

This Gender Futures report looks at what is gender lens investing, how it generates financial return and advances gender equality and what needs to happen to build the field in the UK.

Making Good our Future: Exploring the Boundaries of Open and Social Innovation in Manufacturing

Publication 11 May 2015

As part of the Social Innovation Europe initiative, the European Commission has published a policy paper, “Making Good our Future” authored by a Young Foundation team. The paper explores the intersection between social innovation, open source ICT, the maker movement


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