Press Releases

‘Noticing the Change’ – Putting the framework of outcomes into practice

Date: 19 March 2013

Date: 19 March 2013

Today The Young Foundation publishes “Noticing the Change – a Framework of Outcomes for Young People in Practice” on behalf of the Catalyst consortium, a NCVYS co-ordinated partnership. This new report documents the experience of three youth sector organisations in piloting an outcomes approach to their work. It makes recommendations for implementing this approach to… → Read More

Using an app a day could keep the doctor away

Date: 13 March 2013

Date: 13 March 2013

— A third of people Google health advice, new poll shows — Nesta and Young Foundation call for rapid development in sharing health information Almost a third of people use Google for health advice, but only one in eight think it’s the most reliable source; with just half again – one in 16 – saying… → Read More

New wave of approved Studio Schools will take total to more than 40

Date: 10 April 2013

Date: 10 April 2013

EMBARGO: 00:01 WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 2013 Accenture, PWC, Barclays, The National Trust, RSPCA, Royal Veterinary College, The National Space Centre and UK Space Agency among employers behind new projects.  The Government today announced that 13 new Studio Schools are set to open from September 2014 – backed by more than 100 major national and local… → Read More

THE ACCELERATOR – INTRODUCING THE LATEST SOCIAL VENTURES TO RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM THE YOUNG FOUNDATION

Date: 10 April 2013

Date: 10 April 2013

The Young Foundation has announced the latest cohort of high potential social enterprises to join its Accelerator programme.  The successful ventures include Each One Teach One, a charitable foundation from recording artist Plan B (Ben Drew) and Houses2Homes, an initiative that helps to re-build the lives of veterans by employing and training them in a… → Read More

Growing interest to interest grown: Is the youth sector ready for social investment?

Date: 31 March 2013

Date: 31 March 2013

A new report from The Young Foundation working as part of the Catalyst Consortium argues that, whilst much of the youth sector recognises the potential of social investment, many organisations can not yet be considered investment ready. In their 2011 publication “Growing Interest” The Young Foundation outlined the potential for social investment for the youth… → 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

DESIGNED TO MOVE – Lord Coe and Paula Radcliffe join call to address physical inactivity in the UK

Date: 24 April 2013

Date: 24 April 2013

Kate Hoey MP is today (Wednesday 24 April) hosting a parliamentary reception to address how physical inactivity is threatening the social and economic prosperity of the UK. The event will feature Lord Sebastian Coe, Paula Radcliffe and Designed to Move Champions including The Young Foundation. The Young Foundation is a Designed to Move Champion and… → 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.

The Young Foundation appoints Simon Willis as new CEO

Date: 30 May 2013

Date: 30 May 2013

The Young Foundation is pleased to announce that it has appointed Simon Willis as its new CEO. He will take up post on 18 June 2013. Simon Willis said: “I am very excited by the opportunity to build on the approach to research, creativity and activism that made Michael Young such a pioneer. “The type of… → Read More

New programme to support health-focused social ventures in the Midlands

Date: 21 June 2013

Date: 21 June 2013

The Young Foundation and NHS Arden Commissioning Support have launched a new year long support programme for social ventures in health. Their aim is to help connect high potential social ventures with NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to deliver innovative solutions to local health problems. NHS Arden Commissioning Support works in partnership with six CCGs… → Read More