Press Releases


12 March 2014

Some £3million will go into the Young Foundation’s new project to support social entrepreneurs who are tackling inequality in education, it was announced today. The Young Academy will run over four years, training social enterprises and supporting them to transform the way young people are prepared for life. Applications for the Young Academy’s first cohort... Find out more


6 March 2013

Stop and search is necessary but has to be done right, according to a new piece of research from The Young Foundation. “Let’s talk about stop and search: Bringing together students, the police and community members in Tottenham”, commissioned by the College of Haringey, Enfield and North London in the wake of the 2011 riots,... Find out more

New Philanthropy Capital Launches Guide on Evidencing Education Innovations for Young Foundation

14 December 2016

Today (14th December) New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) launches a unique impact guide for ventures developing innovations in the education sector for the Young Academy. There are many ventures developing great ideas to support this sector but ultimately, success will depend on persuading customers and investors that their idea really will make a difference. To achieve... Find out more

Campaign for youth social action

27 June 2013

On Thursday 27 June, the independent Campaign for Youth Social Action was established – find out more at The campaign’s long term goal is to increase the number of quality social action opportunities so that 50% of young people undertake “practical action in the service of others” by 2020. Over the last few months,... Find out more

“ACCELERATED LEARNING”: New education focus to The Young Foundation’s Accelerator programme

15 October 2013

The Young Foundation has announced the latest cohort of high potential social enterprises to join its Accelerator programme. Following three successful previous rounds, this programme will focus on addressing the challenge our education system faces in equipping young people with the skills required to find future employment, education or training opportunities. The Young Foundation have... Find out more

Lack of evidence-based interventions risks leaving young people behind

18 July 2013

Report findings launched today, one year into the ground-breaking Realising Ambition programme, show that there is currently a lack of evidence-based programmes to choose from in the UK. The report shows that challenges in recruiting sufficiently qualified or experienced staff, along with internal bureaucracy mean successful early intervention programmes aimed at helping vulnerable children act... Find out more