Press Releases

New Campaign for Community Power launches today

30 November 2021

Embracing our mission to support better-connected, stronger communities, The Young Foundation is proud to be part of We’re Right Here: The Campaign for Community Power, which launches today.  Working alongside community leaders and campaigning organisations across the UK, We’re Right Here seeks to push decision-making into the hands of communities, creating a fairer society shaped with the people who know and love the places in which they live. Sign-up to the We’re Right Here campaign mailing list here. 

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New Civic Strength Index to help London build back better

6 October 2021

A new Civic Strength Index launches today. Co-designed and co-created by Londoners, the Index aims to help boroughs and organisations in England’s capital city support discussions about the strengths of their communities and consider how to build on them, following the Covid-19 pandemic.  Developed by The Young Foundation and funded by the Greater London Authority (GLA), the Index shows that levels of ‘civic strength’ – meaning how communities are supported to build strong relationships and engage... Find out more

New Youth-Led Peer Research Network to focus on young people’s experiences

29 September 2021

Up to 60 young people across England are set to lead and conduct research into the experiences and priorities of their peers.  The new Youth-Led Peer Research Network is now open to applicants across England, and will bring young people with diverse backgrounds and experiences together. The researchers will speak to 300 16- to 20-year-olds, documenting their ideas... Find out more

New research to understand vulnerabilities of poorest families and communities on the road to net zero  

28 September 2021

Research led by the Institute for Community Studies and funded by the Nuffield Foundation seeks to ensure no one is left behind by transition to a carbon-neutral society   Landmark project will build a framework for understanding and responding to the how UK’s transition to net zero will affect the poorest families and communities    Household, social, and economic shifts are needed if the UK... Find out more

The Young Foundation reveals a new way to reimagine our economy through a trailblazing model of economic and social equality.

5 April 2017

Young Foundation research launched on 5th April on the Mondragon Corporation reveals a large global business owned by its workers delivering economic and social equality by combining success in the marketplace with social benefit. Mondragon, the world’s largest worker-led cooperatives association with annual revenues of over €12 billion (equivalent to those of Kellogg’s and Visa),... Find out more

‘Communities Can’ demonstrates how capacity building programmes can help strengthen small organizations.

21 March 2017

Community organisations possess a deep understanding of the needs of their communities and demonstrate great persistence and resilience in addressing these needs. However, they can face a lack of access to development. Communities Can, a 2-year pilot to test how best to provide organisational development support for small community groups, set out to demonstrate how... Find out more