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Realising Ambition Programme Insights: Issue 11

Print date: February 2018

Print date: February 2018

‘Wrong’ answers, right response: learning from randomised controlled trials when you don’t get the results you were hoping for

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SIC webinar: Supporting communities’ voices: the power of ethnographic, participatory and peer research

Date: 8 May 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: Online webinar

Date: 8 May 2018

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Venue: Online webinar

Join us for an informal introduction to ethnographic, participatory and peer research methods and share your experiences and stories of ways to support communities’ voices. If you want to share your own experience or are looking for new ways to engage with the people you work with that aren’t top down but more collective, including… → Read More

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Reimagining Rent-Demo Day approaches

For the past six months we have been running Reimagining Rent, our unique housing accelerator programme in partnership with the Nationwide Foundation. The initiative supports a range of ambitious ventures focused on tackling inequality in the private rental sector, and our Demo Day on 25 April where we showcase our ventures is fast approaching With the housing crisis taking centre… → Read More

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Young Foundation becomes a Start-up European Ambassador

Date: 19 March 2018

Date: 19 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that today (19th March) we become a Start-up European ambassador. http://startupeuropeclub.eu/startup-europe-ambassadors/ This is a group of key influencers situated in European startup ecosystems who will provide information and advice about the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative. The objective is to democratize the startup phenomenon so that every European citizen has… → Read More

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Young Academy Accelerator now open for applications!

We are now accepting applications for the Young Academy Accelerator Spring/Summer 2018. You could be part of the sixth cohort of The Young Foundation’s flagship Accelerator programme providing support for innovative education ventures. The free programme will run in London from April to July. Apply now!

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RT @monicanagore: Today second anniversary in my journey with @the_young_fdn and still having fun, learning about social innovation and peo…

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Heroes live among us. In literature, film, activism, politics. From Greek myths to Star Wars, our attraction to heroic endeavour is deep within every culture; deep within our psyche. It pervades most of our modern day story-telling. We demand a story with a human face. We love to journey with them through adversity; sharing in their agonies and rejoicing in their triumphs.

 
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The Changing Face of Business & Civil Society

It’s been interesting to see the Government’s Civil Society ‘Listening Project’ taking such a broad view of civil society – which is described as all those outside of the public sector who share the mission of building a strong society and improving lives, regardless of traditional sector boundaries.

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Supporting community voices: the power of participatory and peer research

Community-led innovation has experienced significant growth and support in the past few years. Social Innovation Community (SIC) reflects this in its community-led innovation network – a group of people across Europe dedicated to developing and disseminating community-led innovation tools, methods and ideas.

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Unravelling the spiral of debt

High Cost Credit is a key element of the Poverty Premium. Its grossly unjust and means that people on low incomes pay far more for everyday good and services than those who are better off. Our Head of Communications Lucie Russell talks about our recent High Cost Credit research in Wales on the day Michael Sheen’s High Cost Credit Alliance launches and we become members.