The Young Academy is a learning and support programme delivered by The Young Foundation, designed specifically for social ventures operating in the education domain. We work with early-stage ventures that have the potential to influence key areas of young people’s lives, including early years, school, further and higher education, transition to employment, family and friend networks, as well as the communities in which they live. We offer a taught programme of 12 specialist workshops over a 12-week period, along with access to mentors, financial coaches and networking opportunities. Upon completion of the programme, ventures have the opportunity to apply for investment of up to £150,000 from the Young Academy fund. The next programme will be delivered primarily in Nottingham and is open to ventures based in Nottingham, Sheffield and the surrounding areas. The programme will run from late January until April 2016.


The Young Academy’s mission

Education inequality in England is a persistent and pervasive problem. We believe that education should be our greatest tool for delivering equality of opportunity and that social ventures can play a vital role in addressing unmet needs in the system. The Young Academy’s aim is to stimulate these new services and to increase the impact they have on young people’s lives.


How to apply

Applications for the programme are open. Application is via an application form on the Young Academy website and the closing date is Friday 8th January 2016. If you have a query, please see further details on our website and the flyer or email us at


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