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Catch up on the latest news from The Ideas Fund!

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Project reflections and what's next

The Ideas Fund matches community groups with researchers to explore ideas related to improving mental wellbeing. In this blog we reflect on their progress and what’s to come for 2023.

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Our new video!

The Ideas Fund brings together people who have an idea about how to improve the mental wellbeing of their local community, to collaborate with researchers who can help turn their idea into a reality. We, along with The Liminal Space, have produced a video sharing some of the highlights so far, as told by project participants themselves.

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Community art 27 September 2022

Round One - continued monitoring learning and reflections

We have recently been reading, listening and learning from the subsequent progress updates sent in Summer 2022. In this blog we look at some of the key headlines of the emerging learning's as the projects and relationships develop.

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Men green shirts 02 August 2022

The Ideas Fund project funding announcement - Round 2

We are delighted to announce the 28 organisations that have been shortlisted through Round 2 of The Ideas Fund. These organisations will now be offered a grant of £3,000 to help them develop their ideas around mental wellbeing by working with researchers over the coming months.

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Introduction to The Ideas Fund: Round Two webinar

This webinar, held on Wednesday 4 May, provides an introduction to The Ideas Fund and covers the support with the expression of interest process.

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Round 2 of The Ideas Fund announced with £1.2m in further funding

The Ideas Fund are excited to announce that they will be opening the next round of grant funding to support up to seven new partnerships in each of the four locations within the UK that the Fund operates.

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Round one - Monitoring reflections

The projects we funded at the end of 2021 have all started, and we have just received their first progress reports. Jill from The Ideas Fund team describes what we’ve learned from those reports so far.

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Young men in co working space 28 January 2022

Six further grants awarded after trialling new application process

Find out how we trialled a different application approach with a small number of applicants from the first round of the Fund, offering the opportunity to resubmit their proposals.

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The Ideas Fund project funding announcement

The Ideas Fund has today announced the 42 projects it will be funding following the first round of grant applications received earlier this year.

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Reflections on Round One

Ahead of the announcement next week confirming the successful projects from the first round of The Ideas Fund, we reflect on what we’ve learnt from the process so far.

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Application now open and reflections so far

Having launched the application form this week, it feels like a good time to share some reflections and what we’ve learned so far.

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Building community and researcher partnerships

In our third and final webinar we shared an update on the Fund processes including the application process and what can be budgeted for. We also had a discussion about what a good partnership looks like in different contexts including the Still Life project in Manchester and with the Development Coordinators.

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