Upcoming Events

Understanding, Involving and Innovating with Communities: A Training Series

29 November 2021 - 1 December 2021

3.30PM - 5.30PM


Book your slot on The Young Foundation Summer School to learn how to understand, involve and innovate with your community. A three-part, six-hour training series in which you will begin to learn the extensive range of methods, tools and approaches for understanding, involving and innovating with your local community.

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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

Past Events

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

Webinar: Peer research in the UK policy context

27 May 2021

1pm - 2pm


In recent years there has been a growing interest in involving citizens and communities in the creation of public policy and the design and delivery of public services. Local governments and service providers have begun to recognise community members as experts in their own right, equipped with valuable lived experience and an inside understanding of... Find out more

Webinar: Re-building trust for the COVID decade

14 April 2021



This event is in the past. You can catch up by watching the recording here. Public trust in national government has declined over the last year, amid a perceived mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic across the UK. Britons have instead looked to experts and local leaders for information and advice about the virus, with trust... Find out more

The UpSwing

24 February 2021

5.30pm - 7pm

In Conversation with Robert Putnam, Shaylyn Romney Garrett & Special Guests February 24th 2021, 5.30pm-7.00pm GMT – online The Young Foundation and the Institute for Community Studies invite you to join the ‘poet laureate of civil society’ Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett to discuss their new book: The Upswing, How America Came Together a... Find out more