Press Releases

Tycoon in Schools 2012 winner unveiled

Date: 13 December 2012

Date: 13 December 2012

From Tycoon Telegraph: We are absolutely thrilled to announce the winner of the Tycoon in Schools competition. Huge congratulations go to 14-year-old Eleanor Bullough from The Da Vinci Studio School in Stevenage, who has been crowned the Ultimate Tycoon in Schools by Peter Jones CBE. Eleanor, whose arts and crafts business is named Boo’s Bits… → Read More

Preventative investment for youth crime

Date: 23 July 2012

Date: 23 July 2012

Investing £145 million in youth crime prevention could save the public purse over £300 million, according to a report published today by The Young Foundation (25 July 2012). It shows that such a programme of preventative investment now would assist almost 100,000 young people and return almost 200 million cashable savings for councils, police and… → Read More

New framework highlights the value of services for young people

Date: 17 July 2012

Date: 17 July 2012

The value of services that support young people’s personal and social development is highlighted in new work from the Young Foundation on behalf of the Catalyst consortium (a NCVYS co-ordinated partnership) and published today (18 July 2012). The framework of outcomes for young people demonstrates the importance of young people’s personal and social development and… → Read More

The Accelerator- Introducing the next generation of social ventures to receive support from The Young Foundation

Date: 1 November 2012

Date: 1 November 2012

The Young Foundation has announced the first ten social ventures to receive £50,000 worth of support through its new Accelerator programme. The successful ventures include Young Advisors, which trains young people to improve their local community through enterprise; The Philosophy Foundation, which uses philosophical enquiry to help children engage in debate and build their confidence;… → Read More

The Young Foundation appoints Tim Allan as Chair of the Board

Date: 12 October 2012

Date: 12 October 2012

Tim Allan, Managing Director of Portland, and former deputy press secretary in 10 Downing Street, has been appointed to be the next Chair of The Young Foundation. The role is non-executive and unpaid. The vacancy arose following the departure of the previous Chair, Peter Wheeler, to a new job in the Far East. Tim was… → Read More

New Move It report outlines plan to get ‘most inactive generation in history’ moving

Date: 28 September 2012

Date: 28 September 2012

A report published today, written by the Young Foundation and commissioned by NIKE, Inc., summarizes the current state of physical inactivity in the UK and outlines a four-point plan to start to turn things around. The costs and consequences of having the most inactive generation in history are not sustainable. The research indicates it costs… → Read More

New business support programme from the Young Foundation

Date: 24 September 2012

Date: 24 September 2012

The Young Foundation is seeking early stage high potential ventures in health, education and housing to take part in The Accelerator – its new business support programme. The Accelerator is an intensive 4-month social design and business support programme delivered by Young Foundation industry experts and mentors supported by a network of coaches. The programme… → Read More