With a formidable track record of confronting inequality, the Young Foundation has spearheaded trailblazing work across the UK and internationally to create insight and innovations which put people at the heart of social change.
Young Foundation research launched on 5th April on the Mondragon Corporation reveals a large global business owned by its workers delivering economic and social equality by combining success in the marketplace with social benefit. Mondragon, the world’s largest worker-led cooperatives association with annual revenues of over €12 billion (equivalent to those of Kellogg’s and Visa),… → Read More
Community organisations possess a deep understanding of the needs of their communities and demonstrate great persistence and resilience in addressing these needs. However, they can face a lack of access to development. Communities Can, a 2-year pilot to test how best to provide organisational development support for small community groups, set out to demonstrate how… → Read More
Accelerating the 4th Industrial Revolution: Inviting Makers & Manufacturers The OpenMaker initiative is a pan-European project aiming to seed & accelerate the 4th Industrial Revolution. We recognise manufacturing as one of the key sectors in Europe: in 2014, manufacturing represented around 16% of the EU GDP, more than 80% of EU total exports, 80% of… → Read More
Today The Young Foundation launches Valuing Place, its Welsh Government funded research into the lived experience of over 350 people in three Welsh communities; Port Talbot, Connah’s Quay and Aberystwyth.
The Young Foundation is one of four specialist organisations Barcelona City Council is working with.
We’re taking applications for the Autumn 2016 programme now.
Julie Mellor is the new Chair of Trustees.
A new report calls for real change to address this issue by improving access to affordable credit and providing people with the skills and confidence to make positive financial choices.
The Young Foundation marks the centennial year of the birth of its founder, Michael Young, by calling for the end of meritocracy. New CEO, Glenys Thornton (Baroness Thornton), will call on powerful elites to “loosen their grip and open their minds”.