Since 2011 The Melting Pot’s ‘Good Ideas Academy’ has inspired and supported people to turn their great ideas into new social enterprises, charities and campaigns.
Over the years, the programme has supported a range of creative organisations, environmental enterprises and social campaign initiatives. Last year's alumni include Eve Hepburn, Jenny White and Lily Asch.
The Good Ideas Academy aims to attract a diverse range of grassroots leaders. They want to hear from anyone with a passion for turning an idea for improving society into reality. This year they are particularly keen to hear from people whose idea:
- has been inspired by personal experience of a particular problem or issue.
- involves using a creative approach to improving the lives of people or the environment, through art, music, design, dance for example.
So if you have a great idea and would like to start shaping it into a reality then head over to www.TheMeltingPotEdinburgh.org.uk to find out more. You can also apply online - open now until Sunday 1st October 2017.
The ‘Good Ideas Academy’ Programme
Good Ideas Camp - 4/5, 18/19 November and 4 December 2017
25 x people with good ideas
2 x intensive weekend camps
1 x chance to pitch a great idea and be selected for the ‘Good Ideas Class of 2018’
Good Ideas Class of 2018 - January - June 2018
10 x People ready to start non-profit organisations
6 x Months development programme
1 x Graduation and a chance to meet and sell your new non-profit organisation to funders and partners
Graduates will then join the 67 strong ‘Good Ideas Alumni’, a valuable community of peers who help each other grow and scale their organisations and their social impact.