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Ideas for Impact - United Kingdom

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 10, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 28, 2021
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Big Society Capital is pleased to launch the Ideas for Impact, 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.

Big Society Capital is looking for social impact investment ideas with the greatest potential to have a transformative impact on a social issue at scale.

Ideas could relate to changing a part of the existing investment system that does not work, bringing together partners in new ways, or aligning the needs of charities, social enterprises and investors with a solution that is more effective than those currently available.

Utilize This Offer

If you’re a UK-based fund manager, charity or a social enterprise with an innovative social impact investment idea that can make a difference, they want to hear from you.

A selection of ideas with the greatest potential to transform people’s lives in the UK could each receive up to £30,000 of development funding plus in-kind support and connections.

Full details of the selection criteria and guidance for applicants should be read first before applying.

Applications are to be submitted until Monday 1st March at 12pm.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 10
Feb 10

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse and its website

Jill Langhus
Feb 10
Feb 10

Thanks, Ana.