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Young Foundation responds to MP’s £2bn affordable housing announcement

Date: 19 September 2018

Date: 19 September 2018

Housing associations to be given £2bn in new funding to help them build low-cost homes, under plans announced by Theresa May today (19 September 2018) at the National Housing Summit. John Piper, Programme Manager – Innovation, The Young Foundation comments: “For the first time in years, we have a housing policy aimed at specifically benefitting… → Read More

Michael Young, founder of The Young Foundation

Enter our cash prize competition – what lies beyond the meritocracy?

Date: 14 September 2018

Date: 14 September 2018

Young summarised the meritocracy in the form of an equation: IQ + Effort. And if, as Michael said, ‘Every ‘ocracy’ lights a match beneath it’, what lies beyond a meritocracy? This is your chance to share your response to this question – and win a bit of cash! We’re open to receiving applications that are written, filmed, drawn or represented in physical form.

Young Foundation becomes a Start-up European Ambassador

Date: 19 March 2018

Date: 19 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that today (19th March) we become a Start-up European ambassador. http://startupeuropeclub.eu/startup-europe-ambassadors/ This is a group of key influencers situated in European startup ecosystems who will provide information and advice about the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative. The objective is to democratize the startup phenomenon so that every European citizen has… → Read More

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Social movement Action for Happiness becomes an independent charity

Date: 25 January 2018

Date: 25 January 2018

In the context of our growing mental health crisis and the importance of finding new solutions, we are proud to announce the spin-out of Action for Happiness as an independent charity. Action for Happiness is a grassroots movement of people taking action to build a happier and more caring society. It was launched within The… → Read More

The Young Foundation launches new housing innovation programme to unlock solutions in the private rented housing sector

Date: 5 December 2017

Date: 5 December 2017

As the Government focuses its recent budget on an overloaded, crisis-ridden housing sector, today (5/12/17) The Young Foundation launches its first Reimagining Rent ventures cohort, funded by the Nationwide Foundation. Reimagining Rent is a unique programme working with innovative initiatives that are tackling many of the challenges of the private rented sector that have detrimental effects… → Read More

The Young Foundation to partner with Ormeau Baths on social innovation in Belfast

Date: 27 November 2017

Date: 27 November 2017

Ormeau Baths has announced a new partnership with social innovation and research pioneers The Young Foundation, which will also see the Foundation become residents at the Baths.   Ormeau Baths is a collaborative entrepreneurial campus that helps the brightest and best indigenous tech start-ups gain access to new networks, funding and expertise and give them… → Read More