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Hive Minds: sharing experiences of ‘citizen science’ and community research

16 October 2023
10:00am – 12:00pm

This webinar launches the Institute for Community Studies and UKRI’s discussion series to explore community participation in research across disciplines.  

Ambitious programme supports young people to tackle youth violence

News 20 September 2023

A five-year extension of the Peer Action Collective (PAC) programme, announced today, will drive youth participation to address youth violence and its causes.

Gary Fawdrey

Person 13 September 2023

Gary joined The Young Foundation in 2023, having previously supported social innovators and designed innovation funding programmes through roles with Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund and Nesta’s Challenge Works. As an Innovation Practitioner Gary works across the Young Foundation’s social innovation portfolio.

Our phase one grantees

Find our more about each of the important initiatives funded through the Community Knowledge Fund.

Social innovation

Find out how our Innovation and Practice Team works people from diverse sectors to shape game-changing initiatives.

Rosema Nawaz

Person 10 August 2023

Rosema joined The Young Foundation as a Project Coordinator in 2023. Previously, she worked within the Mental Health sector in Bradford, to improve accessibility of Mental Health Services using Artificial Intelligence.

Leonie Taylor

Person 9 August 2023

Leonie joined The Young Foundation in 2023, and is passionate about using ethical research to address health inequalities. She is a social researcher with a background in migration studies and gender equity. Leonie’s international experience in Sierra Leone and Greece informs her research design.

Youth leadership for urban wellbeing

Publication 3 August 2023

This research report was developed by The Centre for Urban Wellbeing at The University of Birmingham, in collaboration with The Young Foundation, and the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Mental Health Youth participation leads and Youth Advisory Group.

Jasper Morvaridi

Person 3 August 2023

Jasper joined The Young Foundation in 2023 after 10 years managing and producing projects across the creative industries. As part of our Innovation and Practice team, he supports the development and delivery of ambitious and fast-paced social innovation programmes

‘We need to prove that investment in prevention works’

Blog 31 July 2023

Hearing from young people around the UK, this short film reflects on their civic journeys to becoming active citizens – and explores the change that’s needed to increase engagement. 

Report preview: Family and community vulnerabilities in the transition to net zero

12 October 2023
10:45am – 4:20pm

Join our day of net zero events, launching new research into family and community vulnerabilities in a just transition. Morning sessions focus on national policy, with the afternoon focused on regional policy.

Marion Oveson

Person 25 July 2023

Marion joined The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies in 2023 after completing a PhD at the University of Sheffield that explored community-university partnerships (CUPs) within the context of the neoliberal university and the civic agenda.


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