Calling all budding entrepreneurs, social innovators and those with good ideas to change the world. The ‘Good Ideas Academy’* is now recruiting!
Creating a non-profit organisation can be a daunting prospect. The Melting Pot’s ‘Good Ideas Academy’* has been inspiring and supporting new and emerging ventures since 2011, helping people refine and shape their ideas for positive social change and turn them into a thriving reality. Best of all – it’s FREE!
The ‘Good Ideas Academy’ aims to attract a diverse range of grassroots leaders. We want to hear from anyone with a passion for turning an idea for improving society into reality. This year we are particularly keen to hear from people whose idea:
• has been inspired by my personal experience of a particular problem or issue.
• involves using a creative approach to improving the lives of people or the environment, through art, music, design, dance for example.
So if you have a great idea and would like to start shaping it into a reality then head over to our website to find out more and apply online.
The ‘Good Ideas Academy’ Programme
Good Ideas Camp – 5/6, 19/20 November and 1 December 2016
25 x people with good ideas
2 x intensive weekend camps
1 x chance to pitch a great idea, win £500** and be selected for the ‘Good Ideas Class of 2017’
Good Ideas Class of 2017 – January – June 2017
10 x People ready to start non-profit organisations
6 x Months development programme
1 x Graduation and a chance to meet and sell your new non-profit organisation to funders and partners
Graduates will then join the 52 strong ‘Good Ideas Alumni’, a valuable community of peers who help each other grow and scale their organisations and their social impact.
*formerly Social Innovation Incubator Award (SIIA)
**part of Firstport’s Social Enterprise Programme Awards
Location: All Scotland
For further information, please contact email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call 0131 243 2626, or visit http://www.themeltingpotedinburgh.org.uk/good-ideas-academy/
The deadline is Sunday 16 October 2016 at 23:55.