Big Society Innovation Bank

Do you have a great idea for a local project? If so, the council have set up a programme to help you turn your idea into a reality.

Barnet’s Big Society Innovation Bank – which will be officially launched today – has been established to provide financial support for individuals and groups who come up with innovative solutions for local problems.

The council understands that we don’t have all the answer and that some of the best ideas come from the local community. We want people who are passionate about Barnet to get involved.

Residents and not-for-profit groups can apply for funding from £500 to £50,000. Applications should meet one or both of the following criteria:

  • innovate to help your local community
  • shift power from the state to citizens.

If you are interested in making a bid, there is an information session tomorrow (16 June) at the Sangam Centre in Edgware. Email innovation.bank@barnet.gov.uk to book a place. There will also be an ‘Ideas Festival’ at North London Business Park on the afternoon of 8th July to help people develop their ideas.

Visit www.innovationbankbarnet.org.uk for more information or to download an application form.

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