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Now they see us: Communities responding to COVID-19

Repository entry 1 July 2021

The study is based on primary data collection from 26 communities across England and a literature review. Over 500 learning conversations have taken place with members of the community, activists and workers, alongside interviews with Big Local reps (individuals appointed by Local Trust to offer tailored support to a Big Local area and sha…

Smaller charities, SORP and issues of financial accounting and reporting

Repository entry 1 July 2021

This research is concerned with the use and impact of the Charities SORP on smaller charities across the three jurisdictions of the UK (England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland). The report is structured around eight core research questions, with the findings from each research method synthesised to produce answers to these questi…

Embarking on a civic journey

News 21 June 2021

The Young Foundation is proud to announce a transformational two-year research project, supported by the National Citizen Service CIC. We will be working with Huddersfield and Sheffield Universities to explore how young people develop the knowledge, skills, and experience to become resilient adults and engaged citizens.

Embarking on a civic journey

Blog 21 June 2021

Today, we are announcing a transformational two-year research project, with generous support from the National Citizen Service CIC. Rooted in a powerful belief in community activism, entrepreneurial spirit and the civic potential of young people, we will be working with Huddersfield and

The Young Foundation to train 30 young peer researchers

News 14 June 2021

We’re delighted to be partnering with Youth Futures Foundation and the Mohn Westlake Foundation to work with up to thirty young people, employed through the Kickstart Scheme to be trained as peer researchers.

Social research project tackles youth unemployment

News 14 June 2021

The Young Foundation, Youth Futures Foundation and The Mohn Westlake Foundation are launching a unique social research project to tackle youth unemployment. The project, made possible through the Kickstart Scheme, will see up to 30 formerly unemployed young people trained as peer researchers.

Volunteering and wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic

Publication 7 June 2021

We were 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

A community response to loneliness

Repository entry 1 June 2021

Social connections are the fabric of our communities. They enable all those day-to-day interactions that provide us with a sense of belonging. And they create the conditions for us to do the things we enjoy and that matter to us most.

This handbook offers a unique insight into how community and resident groups can address loneliness.

You can…

Case Study: ARK at Egwood

Repository entry 1 June 2021

ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) at Egwood is a land-based day facility in South Somerset set up in 2019. It offers therapeutic activities, experiences and support services on 12 acres of land with animals, horticulture and communal buildings to improve people’s health and wellbeing. It has two paid staff and about 35 volunteers who regularly su…

Case Study: Hyde Park Source

Repository entry 1 June 2021

Hyde Park Source is a community organisation in Leeds set up in 1998. It runs a range of projects including a Design-and-Build service, Outdoor Education and Community Garden groups. It aims to improve health and wellbeing by working with local communities ‘to help them improve their surroundings, designing and creating attractive, exciting a…

Case Study: Seadream Education CIC

Repository entry 1 June 2021

Seadream Education CIC is a not-for-profit organisation based in Devon, delivering science and engineering activities to instil an interest and understanding about the natural world with a particular focus on the marine environment. Its activities include creating and teaching national curriculum-related science resource kits in schools, traini…

Case Study: Star and Shadow Cinema

Repository entry 1 June 2021

Star and Shadow Cinema is a community hub in Newcastle upon Tyne set up in 2006. It has multiple facilities including a cinema, music venue, café, bar, meeting rooms, dark room and a community garden. It offers a unique space for grassroots community organisations, independent artists and members of the public to promote cultural ideas through…


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