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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

Young Academy Accelerator now open for applications!


Date: February 22 2018


We are now accepting applications for the Young Academy Accelerator Spring/Summer 2018. You could be part of the sixth cohort of The Young Foundation’s flagship Accelerator programme providing support for innovative education ventures. The free programme will run in London from April to July. Apply now!

How relationships change the world and where to go with what we know

Date: | Posted by: David Robinson (LSE)

Date: February 06 2018

Posted by: David Robinson (LSE)

Road arrow 

“We network and transact now more than ever but meaningful time together is being systematically displaced by fast and shallow connections”. David Robinson, writes for us on how to make meaningful relationships the ‘central operating principle’ in the run-up to the launch of our Community Wellbeing Index in partnership with the Co-op UK and his forthcoming talk on this at LSE.

Shape or be shaped

Date: | Posted by: Helen Goulden

Date: January 29 2018

Posted by: Helen Goulden

Collaborative Economy Report Graphic 

The Young Foundation’s CEO, Helen Goulden, outlines some of the key recommendations coming out of the review into the Collaborative Economy for the Scottish Government, for which she was chair of this cross-sector panel.

Here’s to creating a happier world!

Date: | Posted by: Helen Goulden

Date: January 25 2018

Posted by: Helen Goulden


Today we celebrate the spin out of Action for Happiness, the grassroots social movement of people taking action to increase wellbeing, launched and incubated by The Young Foundation. Our CEO, Helen Goulden on back on our long history of work to support happiness and wellbeing which we are continuing into the present day.

CreditLadder share their journey to #MakeRentCount with our Reimagining Rent ventures


Date: December 08 2017

Posted by: James Noble


Last week we held the first of ten intensive workshops with the first seven ventures to join our Reimagining Rent innovation support programme. Sheraz Dar, CEO of CreditLadder, enterprise that launched 18 months ago to improve tenants credit scores through on time rental payments, met the cohort to tell them about his experiences of innovating… → Read More