Press Releases

AMPLIFY – Local campaigning in a digital world

16 May 2013

With the use of smart phones and social networking on the increase, community organisers and campaigners need to make more of online opportunities if they want to have their voices heard – according to a new report released today. The Young Foundation’s “Amplify: Local campaigning in a digital world” is designed to help community organisations... Find out more

The Accelerator- Introducing the next generation of social ventures to receive support from The Young Foundation

1 November 2012

The Young Foundation has announced the first ten social ventures to receive £50,000 worth of support through its new Accelerator programme. The successful ventures include Young Advisors, which trains young people to improve their local community through enterprise; The Philosophy Foundation, which uses philosophical enquiry to help children engage in debate and build their confidence;... Find out more

Climbing the Ladder

15 January 2013

The Young Foundation and Metropolitan Migration Foundation are launching a new programme in Lambeth that will provide significant support and funding for entrepreneurs from migrant, refugee and ethnic minority communities.

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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

The Young Foundation appoints Simon Willis as new CEO

30 May 2013

The Young Foundation is pleased to announce that it has appointed Simon Willis as its new CEO. He will take up post on 18 June 2013. Simon Willis said: “I am very excited by the opportunity to build on the approach to research, creativity and activism that made Michael Young such a pioneer. “The type of... Find out more