The Ingenuity Programme exists to tackle the UK’s major social and environmental challenges through the creation of impactful new start-ups.
Rooted in the concept of civic entrepreneurship the programme brings together students, graduates, community organisations, universities, local government, corporates and the third sector to develop new start-ups that can create meaningful and significant impact.
“The funding is going to just make it real, the packs are going to go out. I had one goal and that was to get the Global Anthem packs into the hands of support workers, free of charge. That’s going to happen now.”
Richard Holmes is the founder of Global Anthem. His impact driven business tackles the traumatic and educationally disruptive uprooting of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers and the unmet basic need to communicate across multiple languages, countries and boundaries at both a humanitarian and official level. Global Anthem offers an alternative and augmentative communication system developed to bridge this gap utilising natural and intuitive hand gestures and the development of easy-to-use flashcards with a non-specific gender and race illustration that can be used across any language or culture.
We were delighted to welcome Nuffield Health as Ingenuity’s Platinum Partner for 2022 and 2023. As part of our joint commitment to drive social mobility through social enteprise, Nuffield Health have supported the Class of 2023 at each step of their journey, including mentoring, leading tutorials, joining drop-in sessions and providing vital funding to our most impactful businesses.
We are continually looking for new individuals and organisations to join the Ingenuity network. Find out how you can make your mark on the next generation of changemakers.