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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Calling innovations in the housing sector


Date: September 15 2017


We are now accepting applications for our latest innovation support programme for housing innovations making the private rented sector work better for vulnerable people and those on low incomes.

4 ways to foster community wellbeing

Date: | Posted by: Isabel Young

Date: September 04 2017

Posted by: Isabel Young


Last week, Programme Manager for Communities and Place, Isabel Young travelled to Nottingham to discuss what makes them feel well in their city. Here she provides four key reflections from the lively discussions that took place on the day.

Reimagining Rent – offer to participants


Date: September 01 2017

Posted by: Isabel Young

The Young Foundation Innovation team has launched Reimagining Rent, which will provide an intensive 6-month programme of support to initiatives tackling the challenges in the private rented sector. Find out more about the support being offered here.

Call for Submissions: OpenMaker Pilot Support Scheme


Date: August 03 2017

Posted by: Jim Ledwith


OpenMaker is seeking strong and innovative applications from Maker-Manufacturer teams who aim to have a social impact on their surrounding communities. The 20 best proposals will receive a commission of €20,000 to develop their project as part of our Pilot Support Scheme (PSS).

Five ways to make the rhetoric of engagement a reality

Date: | Posted by: Alan Chen

Date: July 26 2017

Posted by: Alan Chen


            Our rallying call on what really constitutes meaningful ‘engagement’. Why is so important and how could it be done better, in the health sphere, but also more widely. This follows our CEO Glenys Thornton attending and speaking at Healthwatch England’s annual conference in Nottingham on the value of engagement.