Today Which? launched their report into experiences in the private rented sector, proposing a set of regulatory recommendations to kick the sector into shape. While the sector is hugely fragmented, and distributed, with 80% of private landlords only owning one property, there are a number of common experiences that can make life pretty miserable for… → Read More
What we do
Young summarised the meritocracy in the form of an equation: IQ + Effort. And if, as Michael said, ‘Every ‘ocracy’ lights a match beneath it’, what lies beyond a meritocracy? This is your chance to share your response to this question – and win a bit of cash! We’re open to receiving applications that are written, filmed, drawn or represented in physical form.
On Tuesday 18 September, we’ll be talking myths and stories with Alex Evans, author of The Myth Gap.
Join The Young Foundation and FEANTSA for this webinar on creative approaches tackling barriers to affordable housing.
Our Amplify work responds to the real, lived experiences of people and the communities in which they live. We share some of our learnings to date in this report.
This short report maps patterns of philanthropic and charitable spending across England against deprivation, public spending and the EU Referendum result. The results show the key areas where there are high levels of need, and low levels of philanthropic funding. How can this data on uneven patterns of distribution and need support funders in their… → Read More
“You don’t know loneliness until you experience it yourself” – Member of the Halstead Day Centre for the isolated over 60s. Social isolation and loneliness are increasingly being treated as public health priorities by governments the world over – and described as both ‘an epidemic’ and ‘contagious’. With the UK Government appointment of a Minister… → Read More
Post-industrial towns like Corby in Northamptonshire have had many negative tales told about them over the years, but these tales often undermine their rich histories and renaissance. In this guest blog Eloise Robertson, Marketing Assistant for Made in Corby, tells us about her hometown.
Applications are now open for the second cohort of Reimagining Rent, our pioneering programme for initiatives tackling challenges in the private rented sector (PRS).
Funders are increasingly ‘turning to place’ as the answer to addressing inequality. This has become a particularly hot topic since the June 2016 referendum results, with concerns that certain communities are being left behind or ignored.
Join us for an informal event at The Young Foundation’s offices to find out more about our Reimagining Rent programme. It will be an opportunity to meet the entrepreneurs from our first accelerator cohort and to network with other people interested in private rented sector innovation. Applications for the second cohort of Reimagining Rent are… → Read More
In policy, people and communities are often portrayed as problems or statistics. Dr Hannah Green discusses how ethnography allows us to understand a richer narrative.
Basic income is an unconditional, non-withdrawable income for every citizen. Amanda Hill-Dixon explores what’s unique about the basic income research we’re currently conducting in Barcelona as part of the B-MINCOME experiment.