Press Releases

Be Better By Design

Date: 8 April 2013

Date: 8 April 2013

One of Scotland’s largest third sector funders is looking for up to 15 organisations with the vision and desire to become Better By Design. From today (April 8) the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) is offering the chance to receive free, intensive, expert and bespoke support to those that want to undergo a service redesign. BIG… → Read More

“ACCELERATED LEARNING”: New education focus to The Young Foundation’s Accelerator programme

Date: 15 October 2013

Date: 15 October 2013

The Young Foundation has announced the latest cohort of high potential social enterprises to join its Accelerator programme. Following three successful previous rounds, this programme will focus on addressing the challenge our education system faces in equipping young people with the skills required to find future employment, education or training opportunities. The Young Foundation have… → Read More

Sparking social innovation around Europe

Date: 8 January 2014

Date: 8 January 2014

The Young Foundation is pleased to announce the first awareness-raising event of a Europe-wide social innovation incubation project – TRANSITION. The Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation (TRANSITION) is a 30 month EU funded project aiming at scaling up 300 Social Innovations across Europe. Through a common framework co-created by our Scaling Centres, European social… → Read More

THE ACCELERATOR SPEEDS IN TO WALES

Date: 17 October 2013

Date: 17 October 2013

The Young Foundation bringing its leading investment readiness programme to Wales. The nine ventures to receive support from this prestigious programme will be formally announced at a showcase evening event on 17 October 2013 at the Wales Millennium Centre. Guests at the launch event include famous faces, entrepreneurs, funders and support agencies from across Wales…. → Read More

Resignation of Simon Tucker as Chief Executive of The Young Foundation

Date: 1 February 2013

Date: 1 February 2013

After eight years at The Young Foundation stretching back to its establishment, Simon Tucker has decided that it is time for him to move on to the next challenge and has announced his resignation as Chief Executive. Simon initially joined to establish Launchpad, the ventures arm of The Young Foundation. As Director of Ventures, Managing… → Read More

Google launches £2m hunt for Britain’s most innovative social entrepreneurs

Date: 25 March 2013

Date: 25 March 2013

Google today launched the Global Impact Challenge, inviting British non-profits to tell them how they would use technology to transform lives. The top four submissions will each receive a £500,000 Global Impact Award, as well as mentoring and support to help make their project a reality. The Young Foundation is delighted to be supporting this… → Read More

Lack of evidence-based interventions risks leaving young people behind

Date: 18 July 2013

Date: 18 July 2013

Report findings launched today, one year into the ground-breaking Realising Ambition programme, show that there is currently a lack of evidence-based programmes to choose from in the UK. The report shows that challenges in recruiting sufficiently qualified or experienced staff, along with internal bureaucracy mean successful early intervention programmes aimed at helping vulnerable children act… → Read More

Five migrant social enterprises win over £40k of business support

Date: 23 May 2013

Date: 23 May 2013

Five migrant social enterprises have together won over £40,000 worth of business support from The Young Foundation – a leading centre for social enterprise – thanks to an initiative by Metropolitan Migration Foundation to grow the number of migrant social entrepreneurs in Lambeth and Nottingham. The five organisations sharing the £40,000 worth of support include… → Read More