‘Reflections on Michael Young’s legacy’

8 February 2024

Find out more about Michael Young’s legacy and the important work carried out by the institutions he founded over the years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWnFIVj4gDU

A five-point plan for a green and fair future

8 February 2024 | Authors: Emily Morrison,

Net zero transition must leave no one behind, says Emily Morrison – and our research shows how national policy can make it so

‘A community space, a pub, and better lighting in public spaces’

2 February 2024 | Authors: Leonie Taylor,

What do communities need? Leonie Taylor reflects on the realities of engaging local people in planning strategies and highlights the importance of peer research as a driver for change.

‘From incarceration to transformation’: creating homes for former prisoners

25 January 2024

Darryn Frost QGM says the Community Knowledge Fund grant awarded to his organisation was a catalyst for positive change, ensuring prison-leavers are seen, heard and housed.

‘If there is nowhere to go, communities go nowhere’

9 January 2024 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

Reflecting on the Community Ownership Commission’s report, Helen Goulden says local people have huge ambition to create great places to live, work and thrive – and so should any government.

‘Raising our expectation of participation’

29 November 2023 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

We launch our new five-year strategy at a time of great challenge and division, says our CEO, Helen Goulden – and everyone in the UK should experience the power of participation to affect meaningful change

‘The driver of Michael’s innovation was often discontent’

29 November 2023 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

Discontent can be a powerful force for good, if we choose to participate in generating new solutions, says Helen Goulden.

https://youtu.be/VUmjsrkJaBM

‘He mixed the intellectual rigour of research with the entrepreneurial flair of business’

22 November 2023 | Authors: Micheal Omoniyi,

The Young Foundation Trustee, Mike Omoniyi, explains what being ‘Forever Young’ means to him.

https://youtu.be/1DChag5Evz4

‘He was a do-er; he got his hands dirty to make changes for the better’

22 November 2023 | Authors: Kate Hainsworth,

Our Trustee Kate Hainsworth shares what the spirit of Michael Young means to her.

https://youtu.be/rDykbWiBATQ

‘What is citizen science’

9 October 2023 | Authors: Siân Whyte,

In this video, the Institute for Community Studies and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) explore what ‘citizen science’ means, and how it’s changing the way that research is done.

https://youtu.be/jjLg8fIwQCA?si=WDK-7iUcX-ZIDkVL

‘How can we ensure a people-powered transition?’

29 September 2023 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

Our CEO, Helen Goulden OBE, spoke on a panel about what a people-powered transition to net zero would look like at the Liberal Democrats conference 25 September 2023.

https://youtu.be/KUVY-H2WZ3U

‘We need to prove that investment in prevention works’

31 July 2023 | Authors: Kersten England CBE,

Hearing from young people around the UK, this short film reflects on their civic journeys to becoming active citizens – and explores the change that’s needed to increase engagement. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_xCSuAeX9c
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