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A Reflection on Social Innovation in Colombia

Six Colombia Report_ScreenIn 2013, The Young Foundation and the Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) were commissioned by the national Colombian Centre for Social Innovation of ANSPE (National Agency to Overcome Extreme Poverty) to design and run a series of events on Social Innovation with a range of stakeholders.  This project was supported by Compartamos con Colombia and the... Find out more

Growing Community Organising

May 2013

Mandeep Hothi

We define community organising as “the process of supporting individuals to come together to improve their communities by putting pressure on institutions, businesses and governments to act. Community organisers work to identify local leaders, bring together local groups and develop campaigns and actions about local issues.” For the past two years, as part of our Building Local Activism... Find out more

Amplify: Local campaigning in a digital world

This toolkit is designed to help community organisations use the free and low cost web tools already widely available. Between April 2011 and March 2013 The Young Foundation, as part of the Building Local Activism programme supported by the BIG Lottery Fund (BIG), worked with six small organisations or individuals that wanted to use digital... Find out more

Rural Social Enterprise: How Housing Associations Can Help (Podcast)

April 2013

This podcast is a recording of the seminar “Rural Social Enterprise: How Housing Associations Can Help” at The Young Foundation on 11 April, 2013. In this seminar, Paul Smith, Head of Enterprise & Intelligence, and Charlotte Weedon, Social Enterprise Development Manager of Aster Group asked if housing associations are doing all they could to support rural social enterprise, and what... Find out more

Can We Afford to Ignore Community Resilience (Podcast)

March 2013

This podcast is a recording of the seminar “Can We Afford to Ignore Community Resilience?” at Allen & Overy London on 18 March, 2013. The event was chaired by Patrick Butler, Editor of Society, Health and Education Policy for The Guardian; and featured Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of the London Borough of Newham; Dal Babu,... Find out more