We work with communities all over the UK to help improve people’s lives and shape a fairer future.
Projects and programmes
22 November 2023
Celebrating our 70-year legacy, we continue to embrace the spirit of our founder, Michael Young, as we address challenges facing UK communities today, and tomorrow.
21 September 2022
A stronger, green and digital economy can regenerate places and improve lives. We’re working to better understand people’s readiness for change and mobilise action.
21 September 2022
The Community Knowledge Fund supports communities to play a stronger role in research and innovation.
21 July 2022
Supporting better-connected, stronger communities, The Young Foundation is proud to be part of We’re Right Here, the campaign for community power.
Assessing opportunities and potential to develop policy that supports our national journey to net zero, enabling all UK communities to participate and thrive.
This paper explores the potential to develop digital civic infrastructure to support our national growth and drive levelling up.
Our report addresses the ‘missions’ of the government’s Levelling Up White Paper and proposes action to work ‘radically differently’ by involving local people and communities to drive meaningful change.
Reports and research
Commissioned by the Mayor of London and supported by FLEX, this report hears from London’s migrant workers, gaining a deeper understanding of their working conditions and the struggles they face through peer-led research.
The Institute for Community Studies’ survey explores public views and concerns.
This report shares learnings from The Young Foundation’s participation in the Department for Work and Pensions’ Kickstart Scheme.
This report focuses on how the research and innovation (R&I) system can more equitably involve community groups and organisations with less power or representation.
This proposal, supported by The Young Foundation, outlines new laws aim that could fundamentally change where power lies in this country.
A report designed and created by young people on the Kickstart scheme, exploring experiences of financial literacy.
Co-designed and co-created with Londoners, the Civic Strength Index helps boroughs and organisations across the capital consider the strengths of their communities and how build on them.
The first comprehensive survey of the views and experiences of UK social researchers on issues of diversity and inclusion within the sector.