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Social Innovation Fund: guidance and application forms

Published: 6 Jan 2017
Directorate:
Local Government and Communities Directorate
Part of:
Communities and third sector

This fund is open to partnerships between at least one social economy organisation and one academic/research institution.

14 page PDF

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Contact

Email: InfoGrowingtheSocialEconomy@gov.scot

Post:
The Scottish Government
DG Communities
Equality, Human Rights, Third Sector Division
Longman House
28 Longman Road
Inverness
IV1 1RY

This fund is now open for Stage 1 and Stage 2 applications. The closing date is 21 July 2017 at 5pm.

The Social Innovation Fund enables social economy organisations to work in collaboration with research institutions, the public and private sector to develop, test and scale up new ideas and solutions to tackle poverty and disadvantage.

It supports a pipeline of projects following a three stage approach to social innovation.

Stage 1:

  • develop new, innovative and creative ideas and solutions to social problems
  • available funding of between £30,000 to £50,000
  • support projects for a maximum of 6 months

Stage 2:

  • test social innovation ideas/prototypes to find out if they work in practice and identify what works/what does not and why
  • available funding of between £100,000 to £150,000
  • support projects for a maximum of 12 months

Stage 3:

  • sustaining and/or scaling up and growing social innovations that work. These will be new ideas/products/services that demonstrate real positive impact and are expected to be sustainable and 'scalable'
  • available funding of between £150,000 to £250,000 to 'successful' Stage 2 projects
  • support projects for a maximum of 12 months

Full details including eligibility criteria and the application process are available in the attached guidance document.

Contact

Email: InfoGrowingtheSocialEconomy@gov.scot

Post:
The Scottish Government
DG Communities
Equality, Human Rights, Third Sector Division
Longman House
28 Longman Road
Inverness
IV1 1RY

Published:
6 Jan 2017
Social Innovation Fund: guidance and application forms