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Innovation Grants - Scaling-Up Innovation - 2023-24

ClosedGrant Closed: 31st of August 2023 Value: Up to $150,000 Run By: Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation Further Information: https://www.lmcf.org.au/apply-grant/grant-opportunities/innovation

Innovation Grants are an opportunity for leaders within the charitable sector to develop and implement effective solutions to social and environmental issues.

Whether it is piloting or scaling a new program, service delivery model, social enterprise or developing forward-looking policy & research for systems change, Innovation Grants are designed to test, develop and demonstrate new solutions, big or small.

Innovation Grants support projects or initiatives aligned with one or more Outcomes of the Foundation's Impact Areas:

  • Homelessness & Affordable Housing
  • Inclusive, Sustainable Economy & Jobs
  • ​Healthy & Climate Resilient Communities

There are two grant types supported by the 2023/2024 Innovation Grant round, seed innovation grants and scaling up innovation grants.
Scaling-up Innovation Grants support the expansion or replication of a proven innovation with the potential to be transformative on a broader community or systems level.  This work can include:

  • Piloting or scaling-up a new service model or developing social enterprise
  • Applying a new approach to improving service effectiveness and/or service quality
  • Increasing impact and/or service effectiveness through sharing space or back office support, or other forms of partnership, merger or collaboration
  • Building an understanding of an emerging issue or area through applied research (ie research that has application in practice)

Projects that align with one or more of the Outcomes of the Homelessness & Affordable Housing; Inclusive, Sustainable Economy & Jobs (Outcome 3 only); or, Healthy & Climate Resilient Communuities Impact Areas can submit an enquiry for Scaling-up Innovation grants.

Last Updated: 30th of August 2023
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