Press Releases

The Young Foundation appoints Simon Willis as new CEO

30 May 2013

The Young Foundation is pleased to announce that it has appointed Simon Willis as its new CEO. He will take up post on 18 June 2013. Simon Willis said: “I am very excited by the opportunity to build on the approach to research, creativity and activism that made Michael Young such a pioneer. “The type of... Find out more

The Young Foundation appoints Tim Allan as Chair of the Board

12 October 2012

Tim Allan, Managing Director of Portland, and former deputy press secretary in 10 Downing Street, has been appointed to be the next Chair of The Young Foundation. The role is non-executive and unpaid. The vacancy arose following the departure of the previous Chair, Peter Wheeler, to a new job in the Far East. Tim was... Find out more

New business support programme from the Young Foundation

24 September 2012

The Young Foundation is seeking early stage high potential ventures in health, education and housing to take part in The Accelerator – its new business support programme. The Accelerator is an intensive 4-month social design and business support programme delivered by Young Foundation industry experts and mentors supported by a network of coaches. The programme... Find out more

New programme to support health-focused social ventures in the Midlands

21 June 2013

The Young Foundation and NHS Arden Commissioning Support have launched a new year long support programme for social ventures in health. Their aim is to help connect high potential social ventures with NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to deliver innovative solutions to local health problems. NHS Arden Commissioning Support works in partnership with six CCGs... Find out more


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