HEFCE Social innovation learning pilot projects

The NCCPE were pleased to partner HEFCE on a project to develop new ideas for social innovation learning pilots. Following intense competition, a group of 30 people convened in Bristol to work together to come up with ideas. Six learning pilot projects received funding. The projects focus on a range of social issues and will apply existing research and knowledge in order to focus on a range of pressing social issues including: young men’s mental health; equipping student leaders to address sexual violence on campuses; bringing together local and university communities; preventative healthcare for young people; promoting tolerance amongst diverse groups of young people; and examining how university and community can work together to address food poverty in six localities through an alternative local food system. 

The social innovation learning pilot projects receiving funding are:

  • Appetite for Change

  • A Silicon Health Valley for Greenwich

  • Boys Don’t Cry

  • Let's Talk about sex: Equipping student leaders to address sexual violence on campuses

  • ‘On the Town’: A Local Ambassadors’ Programme

  • Talking Heads.

Find out more about the projects

Read HEFCE's blog post about the social innovation sandpit