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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

Social Investment – An introduction for voluntary youth sector organisations

This animation is here to give voluntary youth sector organisations a clear and simple introduction to social investment.   It aims to demystify the topic, and clearly set out how people and organisations can best access and use social investment.  It introduces the viewer to the wider research and learning available on the subject from The Young Foundation and our networks.... Find out more

Let’s talk about Stop and Search

Relationships between young people and the police can be tense and are often exacerbated by difficult stop and search encounters. Stop and search procedures are one of the key touch points between police and young people and most understand the need for the policy. Yet many young people remain unsure of how it should be... Find out more

Eyes on the Horizon, Feet on the Ground: A Journey to find Humanitarian Education Outcomes

This cartoon was created as part of the Catalyst Consortium’s report “Noticing the Change.” This report contains an overview of the process and learning undertaken by three youth organisations which agreed to pilot an outcomes approach in their work with young people, as set out in The Young Foundation’s 2012 report “A Framework of Outcomes... 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