Press Releases

“British communities four times more concerned about police and public transport than Brexit” Institute for Community Studies finds

29 November 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Safety, infrastructure and public services top voters’ concerns about the future of their communities – while Brexit doesn’t even make the top ten Discontent with politicians also features in the top ten highest priority issues, according to an innovative new study by the ICS Findings contrast with national-level polling about the big... Find out more

How does your community compare to others across the country?

15 November 2019

New analysis from The Young Foundation paints a unique picture of community strength across the country, and shows the pattern of places that continue to be under-funded by the philanthropic, charitable and public sectors. The report finds that many areas of the country, despite very low levels of funding, show signs of enormous community strength... Find out more

Six businesses set to transform the private rented sector

12 November 2019

The Young Foundation is excited to welcome a new cohort of entrepreneurs to its Reimagining Rent accelerator. The programme – the only one of its kind in the UK – helps enterprises and businesses to accelerate and grow their social impact to tackle issues such as affordability, quality and security which affect vulnerable and lower... Find out more

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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