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The Young Foundation ventures team provides support and investment to organisations currently under served by traditional private and public sector funding routes. We have a thematic interest in identifying high potential ventures in the fields of health, education and housing that are focused on changing people’s lives for the better.

We have substantial experience managing investment and grant-based funds worth £3.7m through our Learning Launchpad, Health Launchpad and Youth of Today Youth Leadership funds. We have worked with hundreds of social ventures to help refine their business model and scale up delivery.

We provide advice on business models and social impact measurement, social finance options and strategic direction. We are supported by Young Foundation sector specialists in health, youth, education, ageing, housing and communities all of whom work within the Applied Innovation team

We also work closely with the research teams at the Young Foundation to access the latest thinking on achieving and measuring social impact to inform our investment decisions.