The final piece in our three-part series of guest blogs exploring what lies beyond the meritocracy? David Goodhart, journalist and author: Meritocracy is the worst system in the world for distributing status, responsibility and rewards, apart from all the others, to paraphrase Churchill on democracy. If one’s main priority is the efficient running of society,… → Read More
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This is the second in our series of blogs exploring what lies beyond the meritocracy? Philip Collins, columnist, The Times: The site of the most dramatic action of Michael Young’s The Rise of the Meritocracy is a clue to something that lies beyond the idea. The narrative concludes in a civil war when the downtrodden, who have been… → Read More
To mark the 60 years since Michael Young’s seminal work ‘The Rise of the Meritocracy’ was published, we invited some writers and commentators to answer the question: What lies beyond the meritocracy? Yvonne Roberts, journalist, The Observer: It is the 60th anniversary of The Rise of the Meritocracy 1870-2033. Michael Young, Lord Young of Dartington, social… → Read More
What does sustainable community mean to you? Is it one where everyone recycles? With a community orchard and plenty of green space to play? Or perhaps a town powered by renewable energy and clean air, where people walk and cycle to work, school and shop. At the tail-end of one of the hottest British summers… → Read More
In this guest blog, Jenny Richards, a member of the East London-based Grand Union Orchestra (GUO), talks about their approach to amplifying lesser-heard voices.
PRESS RELEASE Seven innovations ready to tackle UK’s dysfunctional housing market Young Foundation accelerates social enterprises that support vulnerable private sector renters 25 September 2018 – London, UK: Today, The Young Foundation welcomes seven new projects to the Reimaging Rent accelerator — the UK’s only innovation programme focussed on tackling issues of affordability, quality and security… → Read More
Housing associations to be given £2bn in new funding to help them build low-cost homes, under plans announced by Theresa May today (19 September 2018) at the National Housing Summit. John Piper, Programme Manager – Innovation, The Young Foundation comments: “For the first time in years, we have a housing policy aimed at specifically benefitting… → Read More
James Teasdale, Head of Venture Development on how our Reimagining Rent programme is accelerating innovative solutions to challenges in the PRS.
Our new report maps patterns of philanthropic and charitable spending across England against deprivation, public spending and the EU Referendum result.
On Monday the 17th September at 11am BST / 12:00 CEST, join The Young Foundation, The Eden Project and ECOLISE to chat about the European Day of Sustainable Communities and the importance of sustainable and local communities taking action for a better, more sustainable world. If you want to share your own experience and work or want to learn about the European Day… → Read More
Amplify NI helps people take action together to create fairer communities where everyone can thrive. Do you want to make your community a better place to live? Are you interested in exploring new ways of working with the people who benefit from what you do? Join us for our Community-Powered Change taster session! In this informal… → Read More
Amplify NI helps people take action together to create fairer communities where everyone can thrive. Do you want to make your community a better place to live? Are you interested in exploring new ways of working with the people who benefit from what you do? Join us for our Community-Powered Change taster session! We believe everyone… → Read More
The Young Foundation is looking for a self-starting Digital Communications Manager to join our team in London.