Social Innovation Competition

The Social Innovation Competition 2019 is now closed.

The Social Innovation Competition looks to discover and support groundbreaking ideas that tackle Scotland’s most pressing social and environmental issues. It offers three £5000 awards - including the Young Social Innovator category open to applicants aged 16 to 30 - combined with tailored support to refine and develop these ideas.

The theme of this year’s competition was Individuals affected by disability. We looked for innovative ideas and solutions that support individuals directly affected by disability, as well as those indirectly affected, such as carers and family members.

This competition is no longer open for applications. 

Key Dates

Winners Announced: November 2019

Our 2018 winners

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Social Innovation Competition winners (L to R: Carla Fyfe, Ewan Sinclair, Olivia Robertson)

The winners - Carla Fyfe of Collaborative Hub (left), Ewan Sinclair of Soundplay Dome (middle) and Olivia Robertson of Gumption Girls (right) - were presented with their awards by Josiah Lockhart, Chief Executive of Firstport, at a civic reception held by The City of Edinburgh Council on Friday 14 September. The reception was part of the closing events of the Social Enterprise World Forum 2018, attended by over 1400 delegates from across the world.

Read the news story for more details

Read the case studies to find out more about our winners