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

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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Communities Can – Launch Event

Date: 29 June 2015

Date: 29 June 2015

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

AMPLIFY – Local campaigning in a digital world

Date: 16 May 2013

Date: 16 May 2013

With the use of smart phones and social networking on the increase, community organisers and campaigners need to make more of online opportunities if they want to have their voices heard – according to a new report released today. The Young Foundation’s “Amplify: Local campaigning in a digital world” is designed to help community organisations… → Read More

Metropolitan and Young Foundation incubator launched by local MP Chuka Umunna

Date: 24 April 2014

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

Climbing the Ladder

Date: 15 January 2013

Date: 15 January 2013

The Young Foundation and Metropolitan Migration Foundation are launching a new programme in Lambeth that will provide significant support and funding for entrepreneurs from migrant, refugee and ethnic minority communities.

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The AmplifyNI Scaling Accelerator

Date: 16 November 2015

Date: 16 November 2015

The AmplifyNI Scaling Accelerator is an innovation support programme to rapidly accelerate the growth of new solutions to social problems in Northern Ireland, funded by the Department of Social Development.