Our Amplify work responds to the real, lived experiences of people and the communities in which they live. We share some of our learnings to date in this report.
Today we are facing unprecedented inequality challenges. Who holds responsibility for the widening gaps in society and how do we solve them? A tale of two cities presents community perspectives on what inequality is, and how it is experienced, struggled with and resisted. It shares the findings of research which took place over a year in… → Read More
Part of our places programme Amplify NI is a major five-year initiative to support people in Northern Ireland to take action together, to create fairer communities where everyone can thrive. Read the programme’s impact report here.
Our 2-year ‘Communities Can’ pilot, run in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund and five community CVSs, set out to test how best to provide organisational development support for small community groups. The project evaluation conducted by NPC highlights how community organisations possess a deep understanding of the needs of their communities yet can face a lack of access to development.
Read our latest research report, funded by the Welsh government, into the lived experience of over 350 people in three Welsh communities; Port Talbot, Connah’s Quay and Aberystwyth.
Find out more about our Amplify Wales project, part of our places programme to put communities at the centre of tackling inequalities.
Northern Ireland is in the midst of a period of intense social and economic change. We face both profound challenges and a complex web of new opportunities. This is a moment that requires creative solutions to address the greatest issues of our time. This report sets out a path to create the conditions in which… → Read More
From January to June 2016, the Young Foundation worked with Power to Change and Social Enterprise UK in three very different Sheffield neighbourhoods, Manor, Upperthorpe and Heeley, to explore approaches to place-based investment in the city. Over the past two years The Young Foundation has developed an approach to place-based transformation which emphasises the importance of… → Read More
A year ago we started listening to people from all walks of life in Leeds, learning about the deeply held values that exist in communities and hearing people’s stories of hope and transformation. We also met amazing projects, initiatives and campaigns that are creating a more just and equal place for everyone to live, and… → Read More
Amplifying the potential of cities and regions through movement-based social innovation – a methodology in progress At The Young Foundation we believe structural inequality undermines the economy and corrodes our wellbeing. Lack of opportunity and limited social mobility destroys lives, leaving its mark on communities, relationships, aspirations and self-worth . We work to create a… → Read More