We work with communities all over the UK to help improve people’s lives and shape a fairer future.
Projects and programmes
A fairer greener future
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.
Community Knowledge Fund
21 September 2022
The Community Knowledge Fund supports communities to play a stronger role in research and innovation.
Campaign for community power
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.
The Young Academy
24 June 2022
The Young Academy Investment Fund launched in 2014 as a pilot social impact fund
Family and community vulnerabilities in the transition to net zero
Assessing opportunities and potential to develop policy that supports our national journey to net zero, enabling all UK communities to participate and thrive.
Digital solutions: tech-powered responses to 21st century crises
This paper explores the potential to develop digital civic infrastructure to support our national growth and drive levelling up.
Response to the Levelling Up White Paper
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
UK public perceptions and readiness for a just transition to net zero
The Institute for Community Studies’ survey explores public views and concerns.
Kickstarting careers in research
This report shares learnings from The Young Foundation’s participation in the Department for Work and Pensions’ Kickstart Scheme.
An equitable future for research and innovation
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.
Introducing the Community Power Act
This proposal, supported by The Young Foundation, outlines new laws aim that could fundamentally change where power lies in this country.
Kickstart reports – sprint two
A report designed and created by young people on the Kickstart scheme, exploring experiences of financial literacy.
London Civic Strength Index
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.
Far to go: diversity and inclusion in social research
The first comprehensive survey of the views and experiences of UK social researchers on issues of diversity and inclusion within the sector.