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Kickstart reports – sprint one

In June 2021, The Young Foundation partnered with Youth Futures Foundation and the Mohn Westlake Foundation to recruit young people through the government-funded Kickstart Scheme and train them as peer researchers. The scheme targets 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment. Over the past six months, we’ve seen the researchers recruited build their skills and... Find out more

London Civic Strength Index

Co-designed and co-created with Londoners, the Civic Strength Index was developed by The Young Foundation and funded by the GLA. It helps London boroughs and organisations support discussions about the strengths of their communities and consider how build on them. Interested in seeing how your neighbourhood scores in civic strength? Look up your postcode here.

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Let Teachers SHINE Report

The Young Foundation partnered with education charity SHINE, to support the delivery of their annual Let Teachers SHINE programme. SHINE provides funding to some of the brightest minds in teaching in England, helping them to develop and deliver new approaches to teaching that raise educational attainment for children from low-income homes.  Over the past few... Find out more

Volunteering and wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic

We’re delighted to have worked with The Wales Centre for Public Policy to undertake a rapid scan and synthesis of the evidence which has emerged over the last year on the relationship between volunteering (both formal and informal), and individual and collective wellbeing. Why examine volunteering and wellbeing during the pandemic? It is well documented that... Find out more

Communities Driving Change: Shifting Local Systems

The Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change (CDC) programme supports residents to take action for improved health and wellbeing in their communities. This involves hearing about the issues which matter to them, co-designing and developing grassroots solutions, and connecting them with other people, services and organisations to enable real change. Our new report shares the approach... Find out more