Press Releases

Be Better By Design

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... Find out more

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

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... Find out more

Sparking social innovation around Europe

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... Find out more


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.... Find out more

Resignation of Simon Tucker as Chief Executive of The Young Foundation

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... Find out more

Lack of evidence-based interventions risks leaving young people behind

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... Find out more

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

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... Find out more