Press Releases

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

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