Press Releases

The AmplifyNI Scaling Accelerator

16 November 2015

The AmplifyNI Scaling Accelerator is an innovation support programme to rapidly accelerate the growth of new solutions to social problems in Northern Ireland, funded by the Department of Social Development.

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News release: Democratising funding for social justice causes

10 March 2015

  The People’s Panel, a live crowdfunding festival supporting six social justice organisations, launches on March 30th to raise the support the ventures need to scale. The Young Foundation and partners are bringing together a crowd of 400 people to support the community projects live via crowdfunding platform the People’s Republic – sidestepping traditional forms... Find out more

New business support programme from the Young Foundation

24 September 2012

The Young Foundation is seeking early stage high potential ventures in health, education and housing to take part in The Accelerator – its new business support programme. The Accelerator is an intensive 4-month social design and business support programme delivered by Young Foundation industry experts and mentors supported by a network of coaches. The programme... Find out more

New programme to support health-focused social ventures in the Midlands

21 June 2013

The Young Foundation and NHS Arden Commissioning Support have launched a new year long support programme for social ventures in health. Their aim is to help connect high potential social ventures with NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to deliver innovative solutions to local health problems. NHS Arden Commissioning Support works in partnership with six CCGs... Find out more

NEW £3MILLION PROGRAMME TO TACKLE INEQUALITY IN EDUCATION

12 March 2014

Some £3million will go into the Young Foundation’s new project to support social entrepreneurs who are tackling inequality in education, it was announced today. The Young Academy will run over four years, training social enterprises and supporting them to transform the way young people are prepared for life. Applications for the Young Academy’s first cohort... Find out more