Press Releases

New research institute seeks to bridge divide between elites and communities

15 October 2019

The new Institute for Community Studies will today set out its agenda to bring elite institutions together with people and communities to address the big social challenges of our era. Speakers at the new Institute’s launch today include Rory Stewart (MP and independent candidate for Mayor of London), Dr. Debbie Weekes-Bernard (London Deputy Mayor for... Find out more

Young Academy welcomes new cohort to education venture accelerator

2 October 2018

MEDIA NOTICE   2 October – Today The Young Academy welcomes a new cohort of early-stage social ventures committed to improving the educational outcomes for disadvantaged young people to its flagship accelerator programme. The Young Academy Accelerator is an intensive and specialist business support programme. Participants will attend intensive workshops and receive one-to-one support from social impact experts, volunteer advisors and education sector leaders. Our goal is to create... Find out more

Six innovations ready to tackle UK’s dysfunctional housing market

25 September 2018

PRESS RELEASE Six innovations ready to tackle UK’s dysfunctional housing market The Young Foundation accelerates social enterprises that support vulnerable private sector renters 25 September 2018 – London, UK Today, The Young Foundation welcomes six new projects to the Reimaging Rent accelerator — the UK’s only innovation programme focussed on tackling issues of affordability, quality and... Find out more

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

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... Find out more

Michael Young, founder of The Young Foundation

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

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.

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Young Foundation becomes a Start-up European Ambassador

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... Find out more

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Social movement Action for Happiness becomes an independent charity

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... Find out more