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.
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The Young Foundation’s reflections on Which?’s regulatory recommendations and why we’re firmly focused on supporting innovative solutions that tackle difficult challenges within the private rented sector.
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.
On Tuesday 18 September, we’ll be talking myths and stories with Alex Evans, author of The Myth Gap.
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.
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.
In this blog, Isabel Young, Programme Manager for Communities at The Young Foundation focuses on loneliness and social isolation as issues that can be tackled locally; tapping into the strengths, stories and motivations of people interested in developing community-led responses to foster to increasing social connections.
Post-industrial towns like Corby in Northamptonshire have had many negative tales told about them over the years, but these tales often undermine their rich histories and renaissance. In this guest blog Eloise Robertson, Marketing Assistant for Made in Corby, tells us about her hometown.
Want to change the world? Then what you need most isn’t facts; it’s a really great story. So I argued in a book called The Myth Gap (summary here), which came out last year in the wake of the Brexit referendum and the US election. Donald Trump and Nigel Farage had hardly triumphed thanks to… → Read More
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We are looking for an experienced, self-starting and energetic Investment Manager to take the lead on growing the social and financial returns from our Young Academy portfolio of education impact investments.
Funders are increasingly ‘turning to place’ as the answer to addressing inequality. This has become a particularly hot topic since the June 2016 referendum results, with concerns that certain communities are being left behind or ignored.