On Thursday 27 June, the independent Campaign for Youth Social Action was established – find out more at www.youthsocialaction.co.uk. The campaign’s long term goal is to increase the number of quality social action opportunities so that 50% of young people undertake “practical action in the service of others” by 2020. Over the last few months,… → Read More
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
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
A new partnership will create opportunities for people in Stirling to develop ideas and take action that they believe will make a difference to their daily lives.
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 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
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 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
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
Read more about The Sky’s The Limit report by The Young Foundation and Barrow Cadbury Trust.