Upcoming Events

Hive: creative minds, participatory research

23 March 2022 - 24 March 2022

9am - 6pm


Join us for The Young Foundation’s first peer research conference, Hive: a place where creative minds and participatory research meet. Over the last decade, we have seen an increasing shift towards evidence-based policy and practice in government, with commissioners, social investors and philanthropic funders. What counts as evidence and measuring the social impact of different... Find out more

Exploring the next generation of volunteering

8 December 2021 - 8 November 2021

12pm - 1.30pm


The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies is running a series of stakeholder engagement workshops. These mark the launch of a new landmark two-year programme that will support more than 600 young people to redesign the systems and support structures available to them and their peers across the UK. Our first workshop will focus on... Find out more

Past Events

Climate Challenge Cup innovation showcase and awards ceremony

10 November 2021

6pm - 9pm


Join our livestream from COP26 as we showcase innovative projects from the UK and US in the running to be awarded the Climate Challenge Cup. About this event We’re delighted to invite you to the online streaming of the Climate Challenge Cup Awards Ceremony; an evening of inspiration, networking, and celebration taking place at COP26.... Find out more

BOOST in conversation: how to lead a healthy company culture

4 November 2021

12pm - 1pm


As socially-driven businesses grow and the role of founders evolve, building a healthy company culture is just as important as scaling your impact. Join us and our panel for our final BOOST In Conversation event, exploring: The evolution of the founder tole – exploring the tension between wanting to make a difference, and running a... Find out more

Inclusive Economy Partnership: BOOST 2021 power of partnerships showcase

19 October 2021

3pm - 4.30pm


Join the Inclusive Economy Partnership community and other UK leaders in responsible business on Tuesday 19th October to share and explore the role of cross-sector collaboration and how partnerships have a part to play in levelling up. The group will be exploring the outcomes for people across mental health, the transition to work for young... Find out more

BOOST in conversation: partnerships and financial inclusion

14 October 2021

12pm - 1pm


The pandemic has increased demand for support around financial resilience. Join us and experts from Responsible Finance, Fair for You Enterprise CIC and IncomeMax, to discuss the additional strains on families’ finances and explore how partnerships can help improve financial inclusion and outcomes. Register to join us here: https://bit.ly/3EYflK0. For more information about the BOOST scaling programme and... Find out more

Safe spaces? Exploring the role of community in public safety 

14 October 2021

5.30pm - 7pm


About this event Last year, Institute for Community Studies research identified safety as the greatest concern for communities across the UK. Join us on 14 October to consider how local people can work with authorities to progress positive change and address their safety fears.  We’ll hear from Zach Norris, a pioneering US-based public safety campaigner, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and author of We keep... Find out more

Visualising the Strength of London’s Communities

13 July 2021

11am - 4pm

Toynbee Hall, Zoom and on Twitter

As part of the GLA’s Festival of Ideas, the Young Foundation will be hosting a drop-in event at Toynbee Hall in East London on Tuesday 13th July 2021 between 11am-4pm. At this visual exhibition, we will be inviting visitors to explore the question “What makes London strong?” by sharing their thoughts and hearing what other Londoners... Find out more

How diverse is the social research profession?

1 July 2021



Join The Young Foundation and the Social Research Association at this free Zoom webinar to launch the report of their research into experiences of diversity and inclusion among UK social researchers. More than 900 researchers took part in an extensive survey on diversity and inclusion at work, followed by a qualitative study to gain deeper... Find out more