The SLN:COP Innovation Fund is now open!

The fund supports partnerships between educational and community organisations to help us understand more about the specific barriers our target young people face when progressing to Higher Education.  We are looking for projects that address issues young people from disadvantaged backgrounds face around their aspirations for the future, their views of education (in particular progressing to Higher Education) and the challenges and barriers associated with education

We are looking for proposals that work with targeted young people in the following priority areas:

  • BAME
  • Children in Care
  • ESOL
  • LGBTQ
  • Parental engagement
  • Pupil attendance
  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Service children
  • SEN
  • Young men from disadvantaged backgrounds

Funding is available up to £7000 per project and we expect to fund seven projects

Key Dates

Proposal Deadline: 9th December 2018 (Midnight)

Panel Decisions: w/c 10th December 2018

Projects to Start: January 2019

Projects to Complete:  28th June 2019

Further Information

You can find information and criteria in our Innovation Fund Guidance Notes. Please note that anyone wishing to submit an application will need to discuss their idea with our team beforehand. The application process is via an electronic portal but you can find a sample form illustrating the types of questions we will ask HERE

For further information and queries, please email Debra Vice-Holt, Innovation Fund Programme Manager

The fund forms part of the wider work we are delivering through the National Collaborative Outreach Programme.

To find out more about the eight projects funded in the previous round of funding click HERE