A Brighter Future

The Young Foundation was commissioned by End Youth Homelessness to evaluate their Transforming Futures Programme, funded by the H&M Foundation. The programme helps young people find their way into education, employment or training (EET) by providing them with personalised job coaching and access to a bursary fund. Our report, ‘A Brighter Future’ is available here to download. Alongside the Toolkit,... Find out more


Civic Muscle in a Climate Crisis

Have you ever come across the idea of ‘hysterical strength’ – the extraordinary power that affords people ‘superhuman’ strength at times of extreme danger? We’ve all heard stories of people suddenly being able to lift cars and trees off squashed people, throw people out of danger or run for our lives – literally. These stories... Find out more


The Evolving Role of Social Innovation across Europe. A 2019 Perspective.

The Evolving Role of Social Innovation across Europe. A 2019 Perspective. This is a summary of a talk given at the Catalonia Association of Public Universities in Barcelona on 18th September 2019. The event convened business, civil society, academia and government to explore a new agenda for supporting social innovation in Catalonia. In this keynote,... Find out more


New Role: ICS Community Advisory Board Member

Are you interested in being part of a brand new project, helping to make communities across the UK stronger? Apply to become a Community Board member at The Institute for Community Studies. The purpose of the Institute is to gather evidence about what’s working well to support strong and resilient communities across the UK and... Find out more


What is Participatory Video?

Participatory Video with Four London Charities with support from the People’s Postcode Trust “Participatory Video leaves people with a greater sense of who they are and how they can interact with the rest of the world. It is a very powerful medium because getting people to tell their own stories is more powerful than having... Find out more


What’s a home?

In April this year, with support from Charlie Leadbeater, Jennie Winhall, U+I, Anna Minton, Josh-Ryan Collins, Linda Leslie, Tessa Gooding and Kathy Evans, The Young Foundation hosted New Perspectives, a gathering of 100 people which explored some of the key, systemic challenges within the housing sector. A compilation of essays and case studies: New Perspectives... Find out more


The Boundary Estate: A community approach to change?

As part of the Communities Driving Change (CDC) programme, The Young Foundation have been working to support locally-led initiatives to improve health and wellbeing in Tower Hamlets. With the neighbourhoods around Columbia Road identified as a key area of focus, in recent months this project has led to a more in-depth study of the Boundary... Find out more