Press Releases

Metropolitan and Young Foundation incubator launched by local MP Chuka Umunna

Date: 24 April 2014

An initiative to support local social enterprises in Lambeth, the Metropolitan Business Incubator, was launched on April 24 by local MP Chuka Umunna. The incubator will provide small social enterprises in Lambeth with the space and opportunity to grow. The Young Foundation is proud to be involved in the project – providing advice and support… Read more »


Date: 12 March 2014

Some £3million will go into the Young Foundation’s new project to support social entrepreneurs who are tackling inequality in education, it was announced today. The Young Academy will run over four years, training social enterprises and supporting them to transform the way young people are prepared for life. Applications for the Young Academy’s first cohort… Read more »

The Team of Leaders – Top innovators join Young Foundation on mission to disrupt inequality

Date: 10 March 2014

The Young Foundation, the leading centre for social innovation, is delighted to announce the appointment of eleven new senior staff to spearhead its renewed mission to understand and challenge the root causes of structural inequality. The Young Foundation’s dynamic new team includes leading thinkers and practitioners from the fields of social policy, feminism, human rights… Read more »


Date: 5 March 2014

The Young Foundation are delighted to announce the 19 lead innovators we are backing to tackle some of the big social problems across Europe in the fields of education, employment, housing, healthcare, gender equality and personal debt.   Each innovator is using a different approach to make a positive difference. The ventures team at the… Read more »

Sparking social innovation around Europe

Date: 8 January 2014

The Young Foundation is pleased to announce the first awareness-raising event of a Europe-wide social innovation incubation project – TRANSITION. The Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation (TRANSITION) is a 30 month EU funded project aiming at scaling up 300 Social Innovations across Europe. Through a common framework co-created by our Scaling Centres, European social… Read more »

Lack of evidence-based interventions risks leaving young people behind

Date: 18 July 2013

Report findings launched today, one year into the ground-breaking Realising Ambition programme, show that there is currently a lack of evidence-based programmes to choose from in the UK. The report shows that challenges in recruiting sufficiently qualified or experienced staff, along with internal bureaucracy mean successful early intervention programmes aimed at helping vulnerable children act… Read more »

All set to become Better by Design

Date: 1 July 2013

After a competitive selection process the Big Lottery Fund today announced the 15 organisations from across Scotland chosen to take part in their Better By Design process. Through Better By Design the Big Lottery Fund is working with Taylor Haig and The Young Foundation offering the selected organisations free, intensive, expert and bespoke support to… Read more »

Campaign for youth social action

Date: 27 June 2013

On Thursday 27 June, the independent Campaign for Youth Social Action was established – find out more at The campaign’s long term goal is to increase the number of quality social action opportunities so that 50% of young people undertake “practical action in the service of others” by 2020. Over the last few months,… Read more »