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

22 March 2023 | Authors: Samanthi Theminimulle, Siân Whyte, 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, Jessica Redmond, Tania Carregha, Dr Andy Mycock, Professor Matthew Flinders, Chelsea McDonagh,

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,

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

Kickstarting careers in research

21 July 2022 | Authors: Private: 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.

Digital solutions: tech-powered responses to 21st century crises

13 June 2022 | Authors:

This paper explores the potential to develop digital civic infrastructure to support our national growth and drive levelling up.

Fatphobia Kickstart report

15 May 2022 | Authors:

A report exploring young people’s experiences of fatphobia, developed and devised by a group of young Kickstart peer research recruits.

The Young Academy Investment Fund Impact Report 2021

20 April 2022 | Authors: Sarah Faber,

This report assesses the impact of The Young Academy Investment Fund.


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