Press Releases

building a happier world together

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

Helen Goulden

Helen Goulden announced as new CEO of The Young Foundation

Date: 16 August 2017

Date: 16 August 2017

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

Young Foundation Launches Private Rented Sector Shake Up with New Housing Innovation Programme

Date: 10 August 2017

Date: 10 August 2017

The Young Foundation launches unique housing innovation programme focused on the Private Rented Sector.  Today (10/08/17) The Young Foundation launches Reimagining Rent, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, a new programme working with innovative initiatives that are tackling many of the challenges presented by the Private Rented Sector. This exciting new programme is greatly needed because for the vulnerable and those… → Read More