The transition project

We have launched a light-touch accelerator programme as part of our new transition project. Click here for more details.

Leeds Accelerator

The Leeds Accelerator is interseted in people with innovative ideas in Health & well-being, Financial exclusion, Criminal justice and Gender.


The venture support team at the Young Foundation have worked with hundreds of social ventures and have managed an investment portfolio worth over £3.7m. We are committed to helping an organisation to scale, working closely with each social venture to refine their business model.

Scaling Accelerator – Northern Ireland

This intensive innovation support programme will enable 15 teams to take interventions that break new ground in Northern Ireland to scale

The Social Business Model Canvas

The Young Foundation Social Business Model Canvas is a one page business plan that will be at the heart of your time on The Accelerator, being added to and refined as you progress through the different stages of the programme. It has been inspired by The Business Model Canvas: