Press Releases

New research highlights power of local engagement to increase Covid-19 vaccine take-up

19 November 2021

A new UK-US collaborative study examining vaccine engagement highlights the importance of tapping into local knowledge and leadership in efforts to improve Covid-19 vaccine take-up. The research, ‘Understanding vaccine hesitancy through communities of place’, was funded by the British Academy, the Social Science Research Council, and the UK’s Science and Innovation Network in the USA, and delivered by The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies and the... Find out more

Two thirds of UK public believe communities will be ‘left behind’ as we tackle the climate crisis

4 November 2021

As global leaders convene at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, a new poll from The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies finds that almost two thirds of UK residents (64%) are not confident the government will achieve its net zero 2050 target without ‘leaving behind’ any parts of the country or local communities.  Nearly as many (59%) say they are not confident the UK will achieve the target at all. “Public engagement is crucial if we are... 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