The Melting Pot’s Good Ideas programme is open for applications until 7 November 2018 and is looking to support new and emerging ventures, providing people with the opportunity to test out their ideas, turn them into action and make a real, long-term difference to society.
Now in its seventh year Good Ideas nurtures new ideas that address social and environmental issues, providing practical skills to enable start-up along with motivation and support through 1:1 coaching and peer support.
Over the years, the programme has supported creative organisations such as music innovators Tinderbox Project and Vox Liminis; environmental enterprises such as Green Aspirations and Edinburgh Tool Library; and mental health initiatives such as Fearless Femme and Real Talk.
‘Good Ideas has literally changed my life. Being offered a place on Good Ideas at the end of 2016 gave me the confidence to pursue my idea, and with it, to pursue a radically different career. It made my idea – which had been nothing but a dream for over a year – more tangible and attainable. And the people in Good Ideas – peers and experts alike – gave me the support, skills, confidence and courage to start laying the foundations to make that dream come true.’
Dr Eve Hepburn, founder of Fearless Femme