Press Releases

From net-zero concrete to ‘citizen scientists’: innovative projects tackling climate change 

19 October 2021

A new international competition, run by The Young Foundation in the UK and by Metrolab Network in the US, today announces its shortlist of twelve partnership teams. The Climate Challenge Cup competition celebrates innovative projects tackling climate change. The winners will be announced at a showcase and live final at COP26, the United Nations Climate Change conference in Glasgow. The Young Foundation’s CEO,... Find out more

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

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

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