Innovation Fund for Young People
DWP Innovation Fund Round Two IAF Results
We are pleased to announce that we have now completed the selection process for the first stage of Round Two of the Innovation Fund competition. The names of the successful short listed bidders of the Initial Application Form (IAF) stage are as follows:
- 3SC (Third Sector Consortia Management LLP) 03
- 3SC (Third Sector Consortia Management LLP) 04
- A4e Ltd 01
- A4e Ltd 02
- Bridges Ventures 01
- Fourstar Employment & Skills Ltd
- G4S Care & Justice Services
- Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
- Groundwork UK
- Impetus Trust
- Lillian Black Associates
- Northwood Valley Consulting Ltd
- Private Equity Foundation
- Rehab Group 01
- Rehab Group 02
- Rehab Group 03
- Rehab Group 04
- Seetec 01
- Shaw Trust
- So Invest 01
- So Invest 02
- Social Finance 01
- Social Finance 02
- Social Finance 03
- Social Finance 04
- Social Finance 06
- Sunderland City Council
- Tees Valley Unlimited
- The Learning Partnership for Cornwall & IoS Ltd
- The National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure
- Working Links (Employment) Ltd
DWP Innovation Fund Round Two
Round Two of the Innovation Fund Competition will be launched on 20th January 2012, via Bravo Solutions (DWP’s e procurement platform) .
As in Round 1 of the Innovation Fund, there will be an Innovation Fund Partnership Forum on the IndusDelta website to facilitate networking by interested parties.
On 12 May, the Government announced a package of measures to help address youth unemployment. These included a new ‘Innovation Fund’ of up to £30 million over 3 years from 2012 to support social investment projects. The projects will support disadvantaged young people and those at risk of disadvantage. The Innovation Fund (IF) is being commissioned via two rounds. The first round of the IF focused on 14-24 year olds and provision starts in early 2012. The second round, which focuses on disadvantaged young people, and those at risk of disadvantage, aged 14 and 15 years to reduce prospects of them being or becoming long term NEET, was launched on the 20th January 2012.
Innovation Fund Round 2 projects will engage disadvantaged young people when they are 14 or 15 years of age. Projects can work with these young people for up to three years and claim outcomes during this period.
Please note all bidding documents including the specification are available on the Bravo Solutions website.
- Specification for Round 2 (228KB)
Organisations interested in bidding are advised to register on Bravo Solutions to ensure that they receive updates and alerts that will only be circulated to those that have registered.
DWP Innovation Fund Round One
We are pleased to announce the preferred bidders for Round One of the Innovation Fund competition, which are the following organisations:
|Contracting Body||Delivery Locations|
|APM UK Ltd||West Midlands every Birmingham Ward|
|Stratford Development Partnership||Stratford, Canning Town, Royal Docks (Newham), Cathall (Waltham Forest)|
|Indigo Project Solutions||Perthshire and Kinross|
|Nottingham City Council||Nottingham City|
|Private Equity Foundation||Shoreditch London|
|Triodos Bank||Greater Merseyside|
Innovation Fund Live Running Memos
Innovation Fund Live Running Memos - updated 8 March 2013
Provider Guidance gives you information about your role as an organisation contracted to deliver provision for DWP. This Programme Specific Guidance provides information about the Innovation Fund Round One.
There is considerable detail in the contract schedule. This guidance provides additional information on:
- your relationship with DWP
- what needs to be achieved through the provision being delivered
- how to go about certain tasks and deal with issues.
If you still have questions after reading the guidance, you should discuss these with your DWP Performance Manager.