The Young Foundation’s Amplify programmes across cities and regions in the UK and beyond are platforms of interconnected research, community development and innovation support designed to spark new ideas for tackling structural inequalities which respond to the real, lived experiences of people, and the communities in which they live.

We aim to broaden the analysis of inequality beyond a narrow focus on wealth and income with a programme that aims to create places which are socially, as well as economically, sustainable.

This paper outlines the theory of social change which underpins the Amplify approach and describes how we have implemented this theory in the city of Leeds in our partnership with Leeds City Council and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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Posted on: 16 March 2016


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