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.

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.

Study explores diversity and inclusion in social research

1 July 2021

The Young Foundation and the Social Research Association (SRA)’s study into diversity and inclusion in the social research profession finds the sector has far to go in terms of how representation, the extent to which diversity and inclusion are valued, and how research is funded and designed.

Social research project tackles youth unemployment

14 June 2021

The Young Foundation, Youth Futures Foundation and The Mohn Westlake Foundation are launching a unique social research project to tackle youth unemployment. The project, made possible through the Kickstart Scheme, will see up to 30 formerly unemployed young people trained as peer researchers.

Inspiring local projects in Tower Hamlets receive grants

9 April 2021

As a provider of the Tower Hamlets Council ‘Communities Driving Change’ programme, The Young Foundation announces a new grant scheme, supporting local residents to minimise negative health and wellbeing impacts on their communities.

Welcome to the Museum of 2020

28 January 2021

Charity The Young Foundation has today launched The Museum of 2020, a virtual exhibition featuring crowdsourced objects submitted by the British public. In December last year, The Young Foundation posed the questions: What object sums up your experiences of 2020?

Vaccine hesitancy fuelled by need for more information on safety

22 January 2021

A nationally representative survey of 2,005 UK residents confirms that only a little more than half (57%) are keen to take the vaccine as soon as possible. Almost a quarter (22%) say they need ‘more information’ before making their decision.

A vaccine: will we take it?

15 November 2020

Just before hopeful news of a new Covid-19 vaccine emerged this week, 123 people across the country were asked to share their thoughts on taking a vaccine, their reasons behind this – and who should receive it as a priority.

The Young Foundation is moving

13 November 2020

The Young Foundation is moving from its long-standing home in Hackney, marking the start of a more ambitious strategy to support communities on the road to recovery from the impact of Covid-19.

Communities spreading hope in north-west Tower Hamlets 

10 November 2020

As the pandemic continues and another period of lockdown begins, The Young Foundation launches a new grant scheme to help support local residents to minimise the negative health and wellbeing impact on their communities.

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