Develop. Innovate. Disrupt. The journey of 19 social innovators starts here.


The Young Foundation are delighted to announce the 19 lead innovators we are backing to tackle some of the big social problems across Europe in the fields of education, employment, housing, healthcare, gender equality and personal debt.

Each innovator is using a different approach to make a positive difference. The ventures team at the Young Foundation will support each of them to scale-up their delivery and to chart their progress.

The journey each of these innovators will travel will be different. Each will use a common curriculum to orientate themselves through key technical support sessions, so they are able to better navigate the complex systems which are often a barrier to progress.

We are working alongside 8 consortium partners to learn more about what works best for social innovators wishing to scale their work within Europe.

The innovators:

Amnesty International – International Secretariat

Care Charts UK

Chaos Theory

Community Therapies and Training Service

Enabling Genius

Handmade Alliance



Lift People

Made Equal

Millbank Creative Works

MindFood CIC


No. 178 New Cross


Techhangout Ltd

The BB Group

The Good Wardrobe

The Sunday Assembly