Applications for Ideas for Impact are now closed. Thank you for all ideas submitted. We will be in touch directly with all applicants by the end of March.
Ideas for Impact is a call for ideas for how social impact investment can address a social issue in the UK, with potential for the solution to scale through a fund or similar structure.
A selection of ideas with the greatest potential to transform people's lives in the UK will each receive up to £30,000 of development funding plus in-kind support and connections.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the selected ideas.
How can ideas that address a social issue become an investable proposition?
Watch our webinar with an expert panel of speakers sharing their experience of developing an idea into an investable proposition.
We have put together an expert selection panel with a mix of backgrounds and perspectives to review ideas and select those to receive development funding based on the factors identified in the application guidance.
The members of the panel are:
- Ben Smith (Esmee Fairbairn Foundation)
- Matthew Bowcock (The Beacon Collaborative)
- Sarah Colston (Access Foundation)
- Liz Hayes (Connect Fund)
- Celia Hannon (Nesta)
- Paul Nicoll (Triodos)
- Camilla Dolan (Eka Ventures)
- Andrew Croft (Social Enterprise UK)
- June O’Sullivan MBE (London Early Years Foundation)
- Bonnie Chiu (TSIC)