Press Releases

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

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

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.

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News release: Democratising funding for social justice causes

Date: 10 March 2015

Date: 10 March 2015

  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 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

DEVELOP. INNOVATE. DISRUPT. THE JOURNEY OF 19 SOCIAL INNOVATORS STARTS HERE.

Date: 5 March 2014

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

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