Press Releases

The Young Foundation receives £50,000 in National Lottery funding to support communities re-imagine a future against backdrop of COVID-19

2 October 2020

2nd October, 2020 The Young Foundation has received £50,000 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to build on the creativity and compassion seen in communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, will enable The Young Foundation to work with Knowsley Council and the people of Knowsley... Find out more

Reimagining Rent: Report Unveils Innovation in and Future of the Private Rented Sector

22 September 2020

The Young Foundation launches new report into social innovation in the UK private rented sector Unveils findings following three-year accelerator programme working with 19 mission-driven ventures Calls for new approaches to support housing innovation, including patient, impact-led capital, a network of housing accelerators and stronger impact measurement As the private rental evictions ban ends, key... Find out more

Institute for Community Studies research paints uneasy picture of social cohesion

30 June 2020

SAFETY EMERGES AS OVERWHELMING ISSUE OF WHAT MATTERS TO UK COMMUNITIES  Institute for Community Studies paints an uneasy picture of social cohesion in the UK, with important lessons for post-Covid-recovery plans  ‘Top down’ approaches to community engagement, interventions and policymaking risk exacerbating deep social inequalities — say authors of new report  Reverberating impacts of austerity... Find out more

New Covid-19 citizen-science project project launched

7 April 2020

CONTAGION AND CONTAINMENT: COVID-19 CITIZEN-SCIENCE PROJECT LAUNCHED The Young Foundation launches landmark new project to capture social impact of the coronavirus on individuals and communities across the UK  We need to understand how this generation-defining moment impacts the future of community life and wellbeing in the UK – says CEO  Citizens of all ages invited... Find out more

Community missing from Budget 2020: Young Foundation comments

11 March 2020

MEDIA ALERT  Commenting on Budget 2020, Helen Goulden, CEO at The Young Foundation said:  “Chancellor Sunak says that is a budget for people right across the country – that no region will be left behind and that everyone must have the same chances and opportunities in life. When it comes to “levelling up,” the government needs to... Find out more

City experiment with minimum “basic” income trial improves well-being but financial insecurities remain

26 February 2020

No strong evidence that ‘citizen income’ improves routes to employability but improvements in material security, mental health and wellbeing, and child welfare reported by participants  Qualitative study puts lived experience of trial in the spotlight, with implications for the design and implementation of future experiments and policies Communities think-tank calls for pause following outcomes of... Find out more

Young Academy welcomes new cohort to education venture accelerator

2 October 2018

MEDIA NOTICE   2 October – Today The Young Academy welcomes a new cohort of early-stage social ventures committed to improving the educational outcomes for disadvantaged young people to its flagship accelerator programme. The Young Academy Accelerator is an intensive and specialist business support programme. Participants will attend intensive workshops and receive one-to-one support from social impact experts, volunteer advisors and education sector leaders. Our goal is to create... Find out more

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Young Foundation responds to MP’s £2bn affordable housing announcement

19 September 2018

Housing associations to be given £2bn in new funding to help them build low-cost homes, under plans announced by Theresa May today (19 September 2018) at the National Housing Summit. John Piper, Programme Manager – Innovation, The Young Foundation comments: “For the first time in years, we have a housing policy aimed at specifically benefitting... Find out more