2019 Scale AcceleratorComments Off on 2019 Scale Accelerator
This year, Spring Impact worked in partnership with The Social Innovation Partnership to support six organisations covering a range of issues from food poverty to rehabilitation.
Marion Brossard is a consultant for The Social Innovation Partnership who led the evaluation strand of the Scale Accelerator from April to November 2017. We invited Marion to talk about what you should look out for as you scale and the importance of Measuring and Evaluation (M&E)
Scale Accelerator will provide four cohorts of non-profits and social enterprises, drawn from all over the UK, with intensive support to scale their impact. In addition, Spring Impact will be supporting innovative funders to learn what really works in supporting organisations to scale, and how they can embed these practices within their organisations.
The programme has been made possible by the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players.
Joe Kallarackal Spring Impact Director said, “We know that we have fantastic organisations across the UK with incredibly impactful projects supporting our communities. Many desire to increase their impact, but need support to explore how to make this a reality. Whilst there are a range of resources focused on supporting innovation, developing new ideas, or assisting organisational growth, Spring Impact’s Scale Accelerator is uniquely focused on scaling social impact.
Not only are we excited about the potential to accelerate each participants’ impact, but also the opportunity to engage funders on how they can change their own practices to support scaling impact.”
Participating organisations will receive 9 months of consultancy support to define a clear plan for scaling their impact sustainably alongside access to expertise to tackle their biggest barriers to scale.
Derek Bardowell, Senior Head of UK Portfolio at the Big Lottery Fund, said: “We’re delighted that National Lottery funding is supporting this programme, which helps organisations to grow and increase their impact. Ambitious projects across the UK will be able to scale up their effects, enabling more people and communities to thrive.”
If you’re interested in taking part or know an organisation with a great proven social innovation click here to register your interest.
For more information about Spring Impact and how they help nonprofits and social enterprises scale up their social impact please contact [email protected].
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