Immigration Kickstart report

13 April 2023 | Authors:

This report explores the experiences of first and second generation immigrant British populations, and has been developed and devised by a group of young Kickstart peer research recruits.

Five ways a community-centred policy agenda could take us to a fairer future

31 March 2023 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE,

This paper was submitted to the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum (NPF) Consultation in March 2023 on the topic of empowered communities.

Leading research, driving change

22 March 2023 | Authors: Victoria Boelman, Jenny Barke, Annais Naylor Guerrero, Sophie De Groot,

Sharing insights into youth experiences of violence, and young people’s solutions to drive safer, fairer futures in England and Wales.

Research and engagement to develop ’15-Minute Neighbourhoods’ in Waltham Forest

22 March 2023 | Authors: Samanthi Theminimulle, Siân Whyte, Richard Harries, Alice Bell,

This report shares insights from the Waltham Forest ’15-Minute Neighbourhood’ project, pinpointing what residents think is important for their neighbourhoods to have and provide within easy reach.

Quest for the ‘S’ in ESG

9 February 2023 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE, Charlotte Healy,

This report examines how FTSE 100 companies are interpreting the social dimensions of ESG, and finds a lack of measurement and commitment to social outcomes embedded in company strategies.  

The Civic Journey: Summary of emerging findings

19 December 2022 | Authors: Samanthi Theminimulle, Emily Morrison, Richard Harries, Jessica Redmond, Tania Carregha, Dr Andy Mycock, Professor Matthew Flinders, Chelsea McDonagh, Dorine Mwesiga,

Emerging findings from our youth-led programme, inspiring engagement in social action, community activism and democratic participation across the UK.

Family and community vulnerabilities in the transition to net zero

22 September 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE, Emily Morrison, Liza Finlay,

Assessing opportunities and potential to develop policy that supports our national journey to net zero, enabling all UK communities to participate and thrive.

UK public perceptions and readiness for a just transition to net zero

22 September 2022 | Authors:

The Institute for Community Studies’ survey explores public views and concerns.

Valuing and enabling citizen science: lessons from the Citizen Science Exploration Grant programme

14 August 2022 | Authors: Siân Whyte, Richard Harries,

Exploring UKRI-funded projects, this report makes recommendations for future ‘citizen science’ research and funding design. 

Kickstarting careers in research

21 July 2022 | Authors: Katriya Bulutoglu, Siân Whyte, Chelsea McDonagh, Victoria Boelman,

This report shares learnings from The Young Foundation’s participation in the Department for Work and Pensions’ Kickstart Scheme.

An equitable future for research and innovation

20 July 2022 | Authors: Helen Goulden OBE, Emily Morrison,

This report focuses on how the research and innovation (R&I) system can more equitably involve community groups and organisations with less power or representation.

Introducing the Community Power Act

13 June 2022 | Authors:

This proposal, supported by The Young Foundation, outlines new laws aim that could fundamentally change where power lies in this country.


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