The mission of the Young Academy is to ensure new social ventures working in the field of education have the business capability and investment they need to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged young people. The programme was launched in March 2014 with funding from the Cabinet Office, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Education inequality in England is a persistent and pervasive problem. In particular, the attainment gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers is unacceptably large. Through research in collaboration with Big Society Capital and the Impetus PEF, we have highlighted the role that social investment can play in helping to close the attainment gap in education. The full report, Social Investment in Education, is available here.
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The Young Academy supports early-stage social ventures working in the field of education. We define education in its broadest sense and not being limited to the four walls of a classroom. We are looking for innovative ideas in areas that influence key aspects of young people’s lives, including:
Each venture that completes the incubator programme has the opportunity to apply to the Young Academy investment fund for up to £150,000.
Full programme details are available here.
To find out more about the young Foundation’s work, please visit http://youngfoundation.org/