The Young Academy supports people who want to transform the way young people are prepared for life, and are strongly committed to reducing education inequality. You may have a professional background in teaching, social design, tech development, or personal experiences in the education system and want to work towards improving outcomes for young people.
The Young Academy programme can help you decide on the right model and legal form to take in order to support your goals and achieve the greatest impact. We support Community Interest Companies (CICs), Companies Limited by Shares, Companies Limited by Guarantee, not-for-profit companies, CIOs, charities and cooperatives. We consider applications from ventures at various stages of development: pre-funding, already funded, pre-revenue or already earning income.
However, we specifically looking for new ideas, which are typically less than two years old. Incorporated organisations must be registered in England and predominantly working in England in order to qualify.
To understand the type of ventures we have supported previously please see Our Ventures.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions about eligibility.
The Young Academy supports early-stage education ventures to realise their potential to change the status quo.
Ventures we support must demonstrate that they meet the following social, financial and business health criteria.
Inequality - Addressing inequality in education in England to benefit disadvantaged groups of children and young people.
Impact - Capable of measuring and reporting on clearly defined social outcomes. The capacity to create change on a large scale.
Innovation - The uniqueness of approach.
Investibility - A robust business case and the potential for the social venture to be sustainable. The skills, experience and motivation of the social venture's team.