Press Releases

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

Be Better By Design

8 April 2013

One of Scotland’s largest third sector funders is looking for up to 15 organisations with the vision and desire to become Better By Design. From today (April 8) the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is offering the chance to receive free, intensive, expert and bespoke support to those that want to undergo a service redesign. BIG... 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

Sparking social innovation around Europe

8 January 2014

The Young Foundation is pleased to announce the first awareness-raising event of a Europe-wide social innovation incubation project – TRANSITION. The Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation (TRANSITION) is a 30 month EU funded project aiming at scaling up 300 Social Innovations across Europe. Through a common framework co-created by our Scaling Centres, European social... Find out more