Social Innovation Competition news

Latest news on individuals with an innovative idea that tackle social or environmental issues in Scotland.

A multi-sensory audio visual pop-up space for young people with additional support needs, a collaborative hub providing employment opportunities, and a programme of workshops using STEAM subjects for exploring emotional wellbeing in young girls have been announced as the 2018 winners of the Social Innovation Competition.

Paul Parmenter, one of this year’s Social Innovation Competition judges, runs The Workshop, a social enterprise in Aberfeldy. Below he discusses his experience, creating opportunities for young people in the area.

The winners of this year’s Social Innovation Competition are to be unveiled on a global stage at the Social Enterprise World Forum this September.

People with innovative suggestions to support young people in Scotland are being offered the chance to win £5000 to make their ideas a reality through the Scottish Social Innovation Competition.

A project to restore an iconic community building, a business boosting ethical tourism in Scotland and an organic food producer have scooped awards in a national competition for their innovative ideas. 

Former Social Innovation Competition winner, Anthony Thomas, has secured a place at the ClimateLaunchpad Grand Final after placing in the top three at the Scottish finals.

Kathryn Welch, one of this year's Social Innovation Competition judges, gives her top tips to help your application stand out

A search has been launched for the next generation of Scottish social innovators

The winners of the Social Innovation Competition 2016 were announced at the Scottish Parliament last week.