Past Events

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

Nothing about us without us – User voice & lived experience in social investment

18 February 2020

8.30am (for 9am start) - 10.30

U+I, 7A Howick Place, London, SW1P 1DZ

Over the last three years there has been renewed momentum toward bringing the voices, perspectives and experiences of people, communities and beneficiaries of services closer to the source of decision-making and institutional sources of power – including social investment. With support from Big Society Capital and Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Young Foundation will be launching their new... Find out more

SOLD OUT: Thriving Together – The role of communities in uncertain times

15 October 2019

4pm - 7pm

Rich Mix Cinema, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA

Connected, thriving communities are the foundation of our society. They keep us safer, happier and healthier – more resilient and able to face shared challenges. In a time of national and global turbulence, the role and power of communities is evolving and taking on an ever greater importance. Our cities, towns and villages are increasingly... Find out more

Reimagining Rent Bootcamp

1 May 2019

17:00 - 19.00

The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PF

To support those considering applying to the Reimagining Rent accelerator programme, we’re hosting an evening bootcamp on Wednesday 1st May 2019 at 5pm. At bootcamp, you will have the opportunity to ask us any questions you might have about the programme, test some of your ideas and refine your application. Refreshments will be available. Please... Find out more

New Perspectives on Housing

24 April 2019

9am - 1pm

U+I, 7A Howick Pl, Westminster, London SW1P 1DZ

There is wide consensus that we face a housing crisis. Following years of diagnosing the problem, it’s clear that there are no silver bullets and that sustained, positive change will require action from every part of the system, including the continued need for social innovation. New Perspectives on Housing, brings together key influencers and actors... Find out more

The week we left the EU, in conversation with Joe Hayman

27 March 2019

5.30pm - 7.00pm

The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PF

On the 29th March 2019, Britain will leave the European Union following the Brexit vote. To coincide with this historic date, please join us on the 27th March 2019, two day’s before Britain’s historic departure, as we talk with the author, Joe Hayman and explore themes from his latest book ‘British Journey’. ‘British Journey’ which... Find out more

In Conversation with Will Storr

21 February 2019

5.30pm - 7.00pm

The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, London E2 9PF

** Please note that this event is now fully booked, please email us to go on our waiting list.**   Join us on February 21st at 5.30pm for an evening with author and journalist Will Storr to talk about his most recent book “Selfie: How the West became Self-obsessed”. We are living in an age of... Find out more

Showcasing Innovation in Education

29 January 2019

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Register your interest! Our passion for tackling inequalities in the education system is led through our flagship programme, The Young Academy. This unique accelerator programme supports social ventures that work to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged young people in England. We enable and support these ambitious ventures to develop their ideas, business models and work... Find out more