Research seeks to support community businesses in the green economy

23 September 2022

We’re working with Power to Change, a trust supporting community business and funding community climate action.

Policy briefing examines impact of shift to carbon-neutral economy

22 September 2022

How policy can support all UK people through our transition to net zero carbon emissions.

New fund supports knowledge creation ‘by everyone, for everyone’

21 September 2022

Community Knowledge Fund will help groups and organisations find solutions to local and national challenges by uncovering knowledge and turning great ideas into action.

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 

‘Sustainable and equitable’ engagement in research supported by new funding opportunity

20 July 2022

Project with UKRI brings £4m for Community Research Networks.

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


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