Press Releases

Government’s levelling up plans risk repeating the failures of the last 20 years, finds new report

7 July 2021

New report from The Institute for Community Studies reveals that 20 years of local economic interventions have consistently failed to address the inequalities across the UK’s most deprived communities. Report finds that over £50 billion investment has contributed to 0% average change in the most deprived local authority areas. Reveals stark lack of involvement of... Find out more

Welcome to the Museum of 2020

28 January 2021

  The Young Foundation launches virtual Museum of 2020 exhibition featuring crowdsourced artefacts Deserving objects were contributed by the British public; objects that summed up their experiences of 2020 and will most remind them of 2020 in years to come Exhibition explores our changing relationship with ‘stuff’ and how we come to understand our collective... Find out more

What would you submit to the Museum of 2020?

16 December 2020

  British public asked to photograph objects and put them in the Museum of 2020 Project asks: What object sums up your experiences of 2020 ? What object will most remind you of 2020 in years to come? Anyone can contribute by sharing an image and explanation on social media, using the hashtag #Museumof2020  The... Find out more

A Vaccine: Will We Take it?

15 November 2020

The Young Foundation has today published data which unveils public opinion into taking a Covid-19 vaccine and its distribution. Just before hopeful news of a new vaccine emerged this week, 123 people across the country were asked to share their thoughts on taking a vaccine, their reasons behind this and who should receive it as... Find out more

The Young Foundation is Moving

13 November 2020

13th November 2020: The Young Foundation is announcing today that it will be moving from its long-standing home in 18 Victoria Park Square and is in the process of selling the property. This is the end of a very significant era for The Young Foundation, but the start of a more ambitious strategy to support... Find out more

Communities Spreading Hope in North West Tower Hamlets 

10 November 2020

With Communities Driving Change Small Grants Scheme  For North West Tower Hamlets Residents and Community Groups  10th November 2020: As the Coronavirus pandemic continues and another period of lockdown begins, charity and think tank The Young Foundation, through the Tower Hamlets Council Communities Driving Change programme, has launched a new grant scheme to help support... Find out more

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