While industries like pharmaceuticals and automotive are good at getting decision-makers’ attention, the social innovation community – a broad movement of people and organisations innovating for public benefit – often has less influence. We want this to change. Over the past year, we have asked people working in social innovation all over Europe about how... Find out more
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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957
Through Reimagining Rent, we are committed to accelerating the innovations that have the potential to improve the private rented sector for vulnerable renters, including those on low incomes. We know that concentrated innovation at a local-level can create models for others to follow. This is our second cohort to the programme, which is funded by... Find out more
James Teasdale, Head of Venture Development on how our Reimagining Rent programme is accelerating innovative solutions to challenges in the PRS.Find out more
Applications are now open for the second cohort of Reimagining Rent, our pioneering programme for initiatives tackling challenges in the private rented sector (PRS).Find out more
We’re pleased to welcome 12 new initiatives to the Young Academy, our accelerator programme for early-stage social ventures that tackle educational inequalities.Find out more
Heroes live among us. In literature, film, activism, politics. From Greek myths to Star Wars, our attraction to heroic endeavour is deep within every culture; deep within our psyche. It pervades most of our modern day story-telling. We demand a story with a human face. We love to journey with them through adversity; sharing in their agonies and rejoicing in their triumphs.Find out more
It’s been interesting to see the Government’s Civil Society ‘Listening Project’ taking such a broad view of civil society – which is described as all those outside of the public sector who share the mission of building a strong society and improving lives, regardless of traditional sector boundaries.Find out more
SIC will be sharing our process, methodology, cases and solutions from our experimentation work over the coming months. We hope it will inspire similar work throughout Europe, creating a common voice for social change. We start by sharing our methodology.Find out more
The Young Academy, since 2014, has played a key role in supporting over 50 innovative approaches working to close the attainment gap. Read about how they are putting into practice many of the Education Endowment Foundation's recommendations to tackle educational inequality.Find out more
"We want it to be in minds of housing associations and private landlords that evictions are costly and that this intervention can be both cost-saving as well as helping to tackle the homelessness crisis."Find out more