NESTA the innovation funder has a number of open funding opportunities. One of these is the Impact Investment Awards. They aim to bring about positive outcomes for people, communities and society as a whole, as well as providing financial returns for investors.
Impact investment is needed to fund the creation of new innovations and to support their testing and development. It also allows the best ones to scale up and change the world. This is as true of innovation that seek to achieve social impact as it is of those motivated by creating financial value.
In particular, NESTA are seeking innovations that have a positive impact on:
- the health and wellbeing of an ageing population;
- the educational attainment and employability of children and young people; and
- the social and environmental sustainability of communities.
This is a open call and has a rolling deadline. To find out more please visit the WEBLINK