The Community Wellbeing Index: people, place and relationships

Amanda Hill-Dixon (The Young Foundation) and David Luckin (Co-op). In 2017 the Co-op, in partnership with The Young Foundation and Geolytix, set out to understand what ‘community wellbeing’ means to people across the UK. We did this to support the creation of an index of community wellbeing. The Co-op Community Wellbeing Index is the first... Find out more


The value of Arts & Culture in co-creating social change

The Young Foundation in partnership with the Department of Communities is proposing a short project involving arts organisations across Northern Ireland and those who support and fund them to: Explore some of the key challenges and opportunities arts organisations face in co-creation activities with communities, or other ways of working to create specific forms of... Find out more


Beyond Meritocracy: The Anthology

January 2019

Beyond Meritocracy: The Anthology contains a series of essays and creative responses to the question: ‘What lies beyond Meritocracy? What might be the equation for the 21st century?’ The Anthology coincides with the 60th Anniversary of our founder, Michael Young’s seminal work, The Rise of Meritocracy. In his book, Michael narrates a future, dystopian UK where... Find out more


Faithful to a Founder?

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes” – Mark Twain. This year is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Calouste Gulbenkian and I attended a small gathering at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the launch of ‘Mr Five Per Cent’ a brilliant biography on the man himself by Jonathan Conlin. The event was... Find out more

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6 New Fellows


We are delighted to announce six talented new fellows, joining our existing network of collaborators who share our mission to tell different kinds of stories.  The new fellows are: 1| Anne McCrossan Over 20 years working in development in social housing and non profits , Anne now leads a digital business practice called Visceral Business,... Find out more

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