Social Innovation & Investment

We are a leading centre for supporting and incubating social innovation; creating new enterprises, ideas and solutions to tackle some of our most pressing problems.

  • We conduct research on both the theory and practice of social innovation
  • We have a proven curriculum and well-developed infrastructure for accelerating and growing the impact of social ventures
  • We design and manage impact investment funds; in partnership with government and commercial organisations
  • We offer the physical space and back-office support to incubate very early stage, organisations, pre or post incorporation
  • We offer consultancy services for organisations wishing to develop their innovation capabilities
  • We work in partnership to explore new models for systems-level innovation and change.

Over the years, we have supported hundreds of new initiatives to thrive.

Our experience in administering multi-million-pound funds has shaped the design and delivery of The Young Academy, our flagship accelerator and impact investment fund that supports social ventures tackling educational inequality.

To find out more about our pioneering social innovation and investment work and how you can partner with us, please get in touch with James Teasdale, Head of Ventures at james.teasdale@youngfoundation.org.