Press Releases

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

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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

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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

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

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... Find out more