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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

Realising Ambition: Our ambition, our journey, our legacy


Date: July 05 2017

Posted by: Monica Nagore


On Wednesday 5th July 2017, we saw the closing of the 5-year £25m Big Lottery Fund programme, Realising Ambition, which supported the replication of evidence-based and promising interventions designed to improve outcomes for children and young people and prevent them from entering the youth justice system.

Ecologies of Change: Five lessons I’ve learnt from our work with MONDRAGON the world’s largest worker-led industrial cooperative

Date: | Posted by: Dr Mary Hodgson

Date: June 29 2017

Posted by: Dr Mary Hodgson


This week, after a year and a half researching on the MONDRAGON Corporation, Director of Research, Mary Hodgson, attended a day with small co-operatives, academics and city stakeholders in Leeds to discuss the role of civil society organisations in creating inclusive economies. Read her top five thoughts from the day.

The importance of responsibility

Date: | Posted by: Hannah Rich

Date: June 19 2017

Posted by: Hannah Rich


Hannah Rich, researcher on the SIC project, spoke with Matija Raos from KIKI Innovation Collab host centre in Zagreb, Croatia, run by the Croatian Independent Professionals Association, about her experience on the project so far.  How do you feel the process has gone so far? It’s been a really interesting journey for us because of having… → Read More

Social Economy Alliance: Our Manifesto Mash-Up


Date: June 07 2017

Posted by: Hannah Rich


How do the main political parties promise to build an inclusive economy? The Young Foundation are proud to be part of Social Economy Alliance, read our Manifesto Mash-Up of their pledges for the 2017 General Election.