Big Lottery Fund in Scotland wants to provide groups with an opportunity to spend time and money developing ideas that have a clear public benefit.
So, would you like to start up a new activity for older people in your area? You can find out if people would back it and make it viable. Investing in Ideas could help you carry out a survey and see if there is support for your idea.
Or maybe you want to design and test improved ways of working that will bring real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need? Investing in Ideas could pay for you to investigate the work of others to inform the development of your idea. It could also support you to pilot your idea to find out if it would work.
Investing in Ideas awards grants of £500 to £10,000 to test and develop ideas that could eventually become fully-fledged projects or lead to improved service delivery. Investing in Ideas could pay for the things that can turn your basic idea into a well-planned project including:
The basis of Investing in Ideas has remained the same. We still fund organisations looking to develop new ideas but we have removed the requirement that ideas must fit with an Investing in Communities Investment Area.
The application process has also changed to be in-line with our other funding programmes. This means we do not need signatures or any supporting documents at the application stage.
ESTIMATED CLOSE DATE
Close Date: 31 December 2012
07 February 2012