The ‘ripple effect’ of participatory research

10 August 2022

New research from the Institute for Community Studies evaluates UKRI-funded research projects, seeking to better understand the value and scope of ‘citizen science’  

Building ‘15-minute neighbourhoods’: what’s on your doorstep?  

29 July 2022

We’re working with communities and the Council in Waltham Forest to better understand local needs and shape neighbourhoods 

The Young Foundation joins the Diversity Forum

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. 

Report shares recommendations from our Kickstart experience

21 July 2022

As our final cohort of young researchers finish their placement, we shares key learnings and reflections 

New funding will help put communities ‘at the heart’ of research

20 July 2022

Acting on new research findings, £4m in new funding is now available for Community Research Networks supporting local engagement in research.

Helping Londoners grow skills and salaries through the cost-of-living crisis 

15 July 2022

We’re supporting a new £2m programme, helping people across England’s capital city access employment and skills.  

Seeking innovators to pioneer new approaches in the heritage sector 

5 July 2022

We’re working with The National Lottery Heritage Fund to pilot a new initiative, funding organisations to test bright ideas to support the workforce of the future.

Neighbourhood groups are here to stay, finds campaign for community power

13 June 2022

As research highlights the lasting power of community action, we join MPs and campaigners in Parliament to call for legislative change

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

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.

Young people propose solutions to youth mental health crisis

28 March 2022

New research – led by 16- to 20-year-olds and conducted with 10- to 21-year-olds in England – shares a youth vision for a healthier, happier post-Covid future.  

Time to invest in community leadership

9 February 2022

A new report by The Young Foundation’s Chief Executive, Helen Goulden, explores the role and value of community leadership – and suggests what’s needed to support it.

Government publishes plans to address UK inequality

2 February 2022

The delayed Levelling Up White Paper pledges a ‘huge shift of power’ towards local people.

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