UNEQUAL NATION presents overwhelming research evidence not only of remaining large inequalities between women and men in the UK but also their systemic nature.
On Monday, 29 June 2015, The Young Foundation will host an event to launch Communities Can, a pilot programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. This exciting new programme is focused on providing support to small, informal community groups in five Local Authority areas in England: Barking and Dagenham, Blackpool, Peterborough, Sunderland and Torbay. Our… → Read More
We need businesses in Leeds to join us on the evening of 2nd July for an event to launch our programme.
The People’s Panel, a live crowdfunding festival supporting six social justice organisations, launches on March 30th to raise the support the ventures need to scale. The Young Foundation and partners are bringing together a crowd of 400 people to support the community projects live via crowdfunding platform the People’s Republic – sidestepping traditional forms… → Read More
The Social Economy Alliance, a growing collaboration of more than 400 socially-driven organisations, today called for a French-style ’90-10’ rule to be included in the forthcoming pensions bill, announced today in the Queen’s Speech. Under such a rule, pension fund managers would have to offer savers a choice of at least one social investment fund…. → Read More
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
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 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
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
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