Chief Executive Stephen Bediako discusses the increasing need for true deliberative, participatory processes in democracy that value the power of inclusion and diversity - and encourages us to step up to make our voices heard.
The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) and Shoreditch Trust are looking for a local Hackney resident to help conduct some community engagement work as part of an effort to build a Civic Innovation Hub in Hackney. This would be a part-time role, serving as an external consultant to help with delivery from February to early July 2019 with a budget of up to £5,500.
‘Putting the pieces together: A practical guide to matched crowdfunding’ is aimed at funders that are interested in funding projects with the ‘crowd’ by awarding grants to projects that are crowdfunding. The report offers an overview of what matched crowdfunding is, who’s involved and different approaches along with insights and advice from experienced match funders, grantees and crowdfunding platforms. Click here to open the report.
In the second of our series of citizen-led design workshops in Hackney, in early June young people, supported by innovators, local leaders and funders, set about designing, refining and prototyping applied solutions to issues they had identified in the local area.
Last week TSIP hosted a workshop in collaboration with Hackney Quest, HCVS, Shoreditch Trust and Young Hackney. The event, which was sponsored by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, is the first of a series of events which TSIP is planning in Hackney over the next few months in order to build a community of local people who want to work with us to set up London's first ever Civic Innovation Hub.
The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) and UnLtd- the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs are looking to engage commissioners and social purpose organisations in Birmingham and Bristol in a Big Lottery funded project promoting lived experience in social sector leadership.
TSIP are organising a workshop to develop a better understanding as to why so many young people in Hackney feel unsafe and/or unwelcome. The workshop builds on research and listening activities we have been conducting around Hackney and what other organisations that work with young people have told us.
Yes Futures is a multi-award winning education charity, working towards a future where all young people lead fulfilling lives. Created by Sarah Wallbank, a former teacher who is passionate about the importance of soft skills in making a difference in people’s lives, Yes Futures specialises in extra-curricular personal development programmes, improving young people's confidence, resilience and access to successful futures.
Creative Optimistic Visions (COV) is an award-winning Protective Behaviours Process practice that aims to positively influence the life choices of young people who are at risk of victimisation and abuse, and support the professionals, schools and organisations that work with them.
School Space is a social enterprise that helps schools to generate extra funds by hiring out their facilities to the local community. School Space takes the hassle out of lettings for schools, providing income and freeing up resources for education, and helps to offer spaces with ethical impact to the community.
The Lammy Review, chaired by David Lammy MP, was commissioned to review the treatment of, and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system (CJS). The final report was published on 8 September 2017.
Last week, the independent evaluation of Moving on Up – a two-year programme to increase the employment rates of young black men in London – was released. Conducted by The Social Innovation Partnership, the analysis identified both the initiative’s impact so far, and recommendations for the future.
The Social Innovation Partnership is looking for experts and partners in the homelessness sector, and those with lived experience of homelessness to work with us on developing the Helping Heart project.
Sandra Vacciana from Partnership for Young London writes about the findings of 25%, a joint youth consultation initiative created to gather the voices, experiences and input of young people in London to drive the development of youth policy.
Sometimes it seems that whenever there’s an issue for young people, there is a call for a change to the national curriculum. Just recently, studies found that young people were the fastest growing group falling victim to financial scams. On the radio that morning, what was the call? Put it on the curriculum!
Samantha Godden, Manager of Community and Outreach - Financial Capability at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, shares how their work to evaluate the Lessons in Financial Education Programme is supporting their commitment to improve the improve the impact of financial capability programmes across the sector.
DebtAware is the name for the financial education work of national debt charity Debt Advice Foundation. The premise of the programme is that many people find themselves in serious debt because of a lack of financial capability, therefore, young people should be given the chance to learn such skills at the earliest opportunity.
Marianna Lemus, Research and Evaluation Manager at Young Enterprise, explains how they're taking a flexible, but common approach to evaluating their Centres of Excellence using the MAS Financial Capability Evaluation Toolkit.
Evaluating the impact of your public sector work is vital: it can help you to prove its value, attract extra investment and gain insights into how to improve as you scale up. In an interview, with Nesta for the Design for Europe project, Elliot Trevithick, TSIP consultant gives his top tips and advice on how to do it.