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Research

We want to change the way people think about society’s most pressing problems, who can solve them, and the possibiliti ...

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We support people and organisations to take action together to create fairer communities where everyone can thrive. W ...

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Social Innovation & Investment

We are a leading centre for social innovation, creating new solutions to entrenched problems through social ventures, mo ...

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Latest News

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Publication

Humanity at Work – MONDRAGON, a social innovation ecosystem case study

Print date: March 2017

Authors: Dr Charlotte Heales, Dr Mary Hodgson, Hannah Rich

Print date: March 2017

Authors: Dr Charlotte Heales, Dr Mary Hodgson, Hannah Rich

Our new research report on the MONDRAGON Corporation, the largest industrial Co-operative in the world, explores it as a social innovation ecosystem, a highly successful and competitive way of transforming people’s lives for the better through shared ownership.

press releases

Young Foundation seeks new CEO

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Date: 19 May 2017

Date: 19 May 2017

Today we are announcing the search for a new CEO of the Young Foundation. With a formidable track record of confronting inequality we have spearheaded trailblazing work across the UK and internationally creating insight and innovations which put people at the heart of social change.

events

Co-design workshop: Mental health and wellbeing

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Date: 24 May 2017
Time: 13:30 - 16:30
Venue: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

Date: 24 May 2017

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Venue: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

New to impact management but want to improve? Willing to share your experiences and collaborate with others in your sector? Want to help us create resources that meet your needs? Join the Pathway strand of the Impact Management Programme to co-design support that will help you use your impact data to improve what you do…. → Read More

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New generation of cutting edge community projects changing Northern Ireland

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Date: 8 May 2017

Date: 8 May 2017

This local, community-driven approach, part of The Young Foundation’s Amplify programme is gaining traction around the world. The work of AmplifyNI will be celebrated at Community Powered Change: Telling Stories, Growing Ideas, at Ulster University Business School on Monday, May 8th.

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The Young Foundation signs up to ‘taking back control’ – The Social Economy Alliance manifesto for an inclusive economy

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Date: 5 May 2017

Date: 5 May 2017

The Social Economy Alliance, representing hundreds of social enterprises, co-operatives, charities, investors, entrepreneurs, trusts and associations, including The Young Foundation, has today launched its manifesto for the General Election. It sets out an ambitious, positive vision on how the new Government can harness the energy of businesses, community groups, charities and co-operatives to tackle the… → Read More

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RT @actionhappiness: If we want a happier world, we need to address inequalities and ensure that everyone has the chance to feel hopeful ht…

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Why we should all be doing experimentation

Research Assistant, Hannah Rich. caught up with Oliver and Agnes from Pärnu Community Fund, the host centre in Estonia, to talk about their experiences of the SIC experimentation process so far.