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Communities Can: Final Evaluation Report

Print date: February 2017

Print date: February 2017

Our 2-year ‘Communities Can’ pilot, run in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund and five community CVSs, set out to test how best to provide organisational development support for small community groups. The project evaluation conducted by NPC highlights how community organisations possess a deep understanding of the needs of their communities yet can face a lack of access to development.

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‘Communities Can’ demonstrates how capacity building programmes can help strengthen small organizations.

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Date: 21 March 2017

Date: 21 March 2017

Community organisations possess a deep understanding of the needs of their communities and demonstrate great persistence and resilience in addressing these needs. However, they can face a lack of access to development. Communities Can, a 2-year pilot to test how best to provide organisational development support for small community groups, set out to demonstrate how… → Read More

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‘Humanity at Work’ research launch with MONDRAGON, the world’s largest industrial co-operative group

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Date: 5 April 2017
Time: 09:30 - 11:30
Venue: The Convocation Hall, Church House, Dean's Yard, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3NZ

Date: 5 April 2017

Time: 09:30 - 11:30

Venue: The Convocation Hall, Church House, Dean's Yard, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3NZ

We are delighted to be launching our new research with the MONDRAGON Corporation, the world’s largest industrial co-operative group.  Mondragon has become a highly successful global business, owned and governed by its worker-members, with social benefit at its core. Come and hear their story. This event is being co-hosted with Co-ops UK.

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Young Foundation supports Uprising’s latest venture to create One Million Mentors

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For a young person today, working out who you are and what you want to do is one of the key challenges you face upon entering adulthood. For those that face inequalities, this process can be especially laden with pitfalls and barriers. Our mission at The Young Foundation, to confront the inequalities that undermine our economy and corrode our wellbeing, means that we work on and with a fantastic… → Read More

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Innovating for innovation: The rise of the regulatory sandbox

In many fields regulation is there to keep us safe and encourage ethical practice but where high barriers to entry exist this frequently leads to limited market choices and poorer access to services. In order to deal with this issue regulators are increasingly experimenting with new approaches, including the development of regulatory sandboxes. What is… → Read More

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#YFWeekly International Women’s Day Edition

On International Women’s Day 2017, our weekly news brief celebrates the work of women and highlights how our research and partnering organisations are working to tackle continuing gender inequalities.