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
The Young Foundation has launched a good-practice guide to support schools to more effectively commission innovative services, especially those which aim to tackle educational inequality.
The Young Foundation has been appointed by NHS England (NHSE), in partnership with the Town and Country Planning Association, the King’s Fund and others, to create a publication for the development of the Healthy New Towns programme, showing those involved how they can embed health and wellbeing from the outset. Originating from the NHS… → Read More
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
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
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
The Young Academy, The Young Foundation’s innovation programme tackling educational inequalities has announced investments totalling over £200,000 in three ventures it has incubated.
Change makers from across Northern Ireland are today pitching their big ideas for tackling inequality to funders and experts at Belfast’s Innovation Factory.
As part of The Young Foundation’s highly acclaimed innovation programme tackling inequalities, we have recently launched Reimagining Rent. This unique programme, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, is seeking out people who are tackling the challenges in the private rented sector.
Today (16/08/17) Dame Julie Mellor, Chair of The Young Foundation announced the appointment of new CEO, Helen Goulden, who will take up her post from October. Helen joins the Young Foundation from Nesta where she has been an Executive Director for the past 4 years. Helen leads Nesta’s Innovation Lab whose mission is to support and… → Read More