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Good Ideas Academy Sponsors

  • The Melting Pot

    Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation.

    The Melting Pot is Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation. We promote social innovation by providing practical resources, knowledge, support and networks to diverse enterprises aiming to generate social impact across Scotland. We do this through our pioneering co-working community, our Good Ideas Academy and a programme of inspiring events.

    We invest significant resources into the ‘Good Ideas Academy’ and work to constantly improve what we do to better support founders of new non-profits.

  • The Scottish Government

    The Third Sector Division of the Scottish Government is a long-time supporter of our work to promote social innovation.

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  • Creative Scotland

    Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

    Creative Scotland is providing funding to support 10 creative social innovators to take part in Good Ideas Academy across 2016/17.

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  • Awards for All Scotland

    Awards For All Scotland gives groups a chance to apply for a grant of between £500 and £10,000 for projects that aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.

    Awards for All Scotland is funding the running of Good Ideas Camp.

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  • People’s Postcode Trust

    Since 2009, People’s Postcode Trust has awarded more than £11m to over 1700 projects across Great Britain.

    People’s Postcode Trust is funding 10 spaces for founders with direct experience of disadvantage to take part in Good Ideas Academy across 2016/17.

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Good Ideas Academy Partners

  • Claire Carpenter

    Claire is the founder and managing director of The Melting Pot. Her vision for TMP was to address issues faced by social innovators and theirorganisations as they develop, and as a result 2011 the TMP incubator programmes was born. Ever sine it has been supporting social entrepreneurs and has been helping them facilitate their social goals by creating a sustainable business. Her expertise is in personal, organisational and community development – including building up a social enterprise / business from scratch.

  • Katie Banham

    Katie Banham is a chartered psychologist who specialises in strengths-focused approaches to resilience and courage. Past chair of Occupational Psychologists in Scotland and BBC Scotland expert on the psychology of potential, she has spent half of her career in Asia-Pacific, where she ran Psychology Consultancies in Australia and India. Katie set up Learning to Flourish in 2012 to bring together positive psychological research and 25 years’ experience in education and business. The DRIVE™ framework of strengths enables entrepreneurs to harness their distinctive talents to push their boundaries and navigate the complex demands of their enterprise.

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  • Jenni Inglis

    Jenni Inglis, MDes, MSc, FRSA, specialises in design and delivery of participative processes, workshops and evaluations for public and third sectors. She tailors her response to each situation by drawing on approaches such as action research, human-centred design and impact evaluation. She also has broad knowledge of the social innovation space thanks to experience of working with a range of clients, from start-ups to central government, on many different issues. She offers her services through her company, VIE.

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  • Jane Bruce

    Jane is the former CEO of youth charity Venture Scotland and is now working on the launch of a new social enterprise to employ young people on the margins. As well as leading fundraising and business development at The Melting Pot Jane is a Board Member of Social Bite and Children 1st and a Fellow of the Clore Social Leadership Programme. She loves supporting individuals and organisations to fulfil their potential.

  • Charlotte Halliday

    Noble Ox

    Noble Ox Marketing is built upon a solid foundation of over twenty years’ brand marketing experience across cultural, corporate and third sectors. More often than not, we work with people who aim to enhance quality of life for people and the planet. Noble Ox supports social innovation through its programmes of brand and digital marketing workshops and mentoring.  Charlotte is a Melting Pot member and Noble Ox has been a partner in the Good Ideas Academy since its inception in 2011.

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  • Jackie Scutt

    Jackie Scutt is an experienced CEO, consultant, educator, coach and change agent in Scotland’s third sector.
    She was most recently Director of YWCA Scotland between 2013 – 16, where her remit was to re-focus an organisation that’s been around for 160 years, honour that past and yet bring it to life in the 21st century. Prior to this, Jackie was the founding Director of the Social Enterprise Academy where she designed an extensive and accredited portfolio of programmes for social entrepreneurs and social businesses. Jackie also spent some years running her own consultancy Time & Tide, facilitating leadership development, offering executive coaching and supporting organisational change.

  • Duncan Wallace

    Duncan has a breadth of experience working as a organisational consultant and facilitator in Scotland and internationally. His experience includes supporting organisations on  governance development, leadership, restructuring, team building, planning and evaluation. In his coaching practice he has a particular focus on supporting leaders through times of rapid transition, such as when founding and re-shaping your organisation.

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  • Gill Dolphin

    Gill has been a tutor at the Social Enterprise Academy since 2008, and delivers programmes focusing on entrepreneurial leadership and enterprise development. She has a diverse background in developing, supporting and leading enterprising community projects across Scotland. She was instrumental in setting up and providing ongoing support to The Loft Youth Project, a social enterprise in Leith. Since moving to Lanarkshire she has supported the board of a local initiative ensuring the resilience and sustainability of their community, and has also mentored organisations through The Plunkett Foundation.

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  • Cassian Hall

    Cassian Hall, MSt Oxon, is founder and director of Tin-Can Telephone LTD and TCT Literary Agency. He specialises in effective communication through story telling. Having studied at York and Oxford, Cassian went on to work at Cambridge University, directing excavations in the Middle East and Europe before writing led him into television. He worked as a screenwriter for the BBC, then independent TV producer before moving into publishing and communications. Working across all media, from video to traditional print, Cassian utilises vast experience of story craft and an empathetic approach to clients and their audience to develop exciting, engaging and value-driven communication.

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