Young people propose solutions to youth mental health crisis

28 March 2022

New research – led by 16- to 20-year-olds and conducted with 10- to 21-year-olds in England – shares a youth vision for a healthier, happier post-Covid future.  

Time to invest in community leadership

9 February 2022

A new report by The Young Foundation’s Chief Executive, Helen Goulden, explores the role and value of community leadership – and suggests what’s needed to support it.

Government publishes plans to address UK inequality

2 February 2022

The delayed Levelling Up White Paper pledges a ‘huge shift of power’ towards local people.

Report finds postgraduates seeking ‘a sense of belonging’

1 February 2022

Ethnic minority postgraduate researchers share their experiences of discrimination at small and specialist institutions.

Research shows local engagement can 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.

Peer research conference announced with a call for submissions

12 November 2021

People involved in commissioning, delivering and responding to peer research are invited to propose a session, presentation, or roundtable idea.

‘A new kind of activism is taking hold’: Climate Challenge Cup winners announced at COP26

11 November 2021

Last night, two innovative projects took home the first Climate Challenge Cup, following an innovation showcase and live final at COP26 in Glasgow.

Competition celebrates 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, celebrates innovative projects tackling climate change. The winners will be announced at COP26, the United Nations Climate Change conference in Glasgow.

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.

Levelling the field as we move to net zero

29 September 2021

The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies is launching a landmark research project, which will build an actionable framework for responding to the UK’s transition to net zero, and understanding how this shift will affect families and the communities in which they live.

New Peer Research Network to focus on youth issues

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.

Government’s levelling up plans risk repeating failures of the past

7 July 2021

The Institute for Community Studies has today unveiled a landmark research report, ‘Why don’t they ask us?’, revealing that current approaches to regeneration and economic transformation are not working for the majority of local communities and their economies.

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