A vaccine: will we take it?

15 November 2020

Just before hopeful news of a new Covid-19 vaccine emerged this week, 123 people across the country were asked to share their thoughts on taking a vaccine, their reasons behind this – and who should receive it as a priority.

The Young Foundation is moving

13 November 2020

The Young Foundation is moving from its long-standing home in Hackney, marking the start of a more ambitious strategy to support communities on the road to recovery from the impact of Covid-19.

Communities spreading hope in north-west Tower Hamlets 

10 November 2020

As the pandemic continues and another period of lockdown begins, The Young Foundation launches a new grant scheme to help support local residents to minimise the negative health and wellbeing impact on their communities.

Imagining a better future

2 October 2020

The Young Foundation has received £50,000 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to work with Knowsley Council and the people of Knowsley to share different experiences of Covid-19, tell their stories, and imagine, together, what is possible in the future.

Report unveils innovation in the private rented sector

22 September 2020

The Young Foundation unveils the findings from its ‘Reimagining Rent’ accelerator. Over the past three years, the project has worked with mission-driven entrepreneurs to improve outcomes for those who rent, discovering the impact they make and the challenges they face.

The Young Academy Investment Fund matures

8 September 2020

The Young Academy Investment Fund was established to fill a gap in the finance available to early stage start–ups which were attempting to revolutionise the education system.

Empowering young people to find quality work

28 August 2020

A group of young people, gathered with some of the UK’s largest employers and policymakers last week to share their experiences of access to quality work, despite the impact of Covid-19.

National Peer Research Network welcomes 15 new members

23 July 2020

A new cohort of peer researchers has graduated from 6 weeks of remote training and officially joined The Young Foundation’s National Peer Research Network.

Supporting Civic Universities

23 July 2020

Cross-sector approaches, collaborations and partnerships are at the heart of great local, social and national change. Being able to model that through the Civic University Network – at a governance, advisory, and delivery level – feels really important.

The stories behind the statistics

9 July 2020

The Young Foundation’s ‘Covid-19 and you’ research projects were carried out over 100 days to understand the social impact of the pandemic on communities across the UK. More than 600 adults participated, sharing first-person stories that paint a fascinating picture of life during lockdown.

Safety first: research paints uneasy picture of social cohesion

30 June 2020

Safety and concerns about responsibility for care top the list of what matters to UK communities, putting the future of the social contract into question — reveals a radical new research agenda published today by the Institute for Community Studies (ICS).

New Covid-19 ‘citizen science’ project launched

7 April 2020

Health and wellbeing, access to social services, jobs and pay cheques, mortgages and rent payments and even weddings are all being disrupted by Covid-19. But what do we really know about the impact of these changes on individuals and our

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