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Michael Young, founder of The Young Foundation
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Enter our Cash Prize Competition – What Lies Beyond the Meritocracy?

Date: 14 September 2018

Date: 14 September 2018

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.

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Let’s get mythical

Date: 18 September 2018
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Venue: The Young Foundation , 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9PF

Date: 18 September 2018

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Venue: The Young Foundation , 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9PF

On Tuesday 18 September, we’ll be talking myths and stories with Alex Evans, author of The Myth Gap.

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SIC webinar: Creative ways to address housing exclusion

Date: 16 July 2018
Time: 11:00 BST - 12:00 UK
Venue: Online webinar

Date: 16 July 2018

Time: 11:00 BST - 12:00 UK

Venue: Online webinar

Join The Young Foundation and FEANTSA for this webinar on creative approaches tackling barriers to affordable housing.

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Amplify: Voices and actions in places

Print date: April 2018

Print date: April 2018

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.

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Patchwork Philanthropy

Print date: July 2018

Author: Dr Sandy Gulyurtlu

Print date: July 2018

Author: Dr Sandy Gulyurtlu

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

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Local solutions to loneliness and social isolation

“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

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Reimagining Rent: Open House event

Date: 31 July 2018
Time: 17.30 - 19.00
Venue: The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PF

Date: 31 July 2018

Time: 17.30 - 19.00

Venue: The Young Foundation, 18 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PF

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