In recent months, we have seen a surge in community spirit and bottom-up initiatives in response to Covid-19.
How can we harness this momentum to create more inclusive and effective communities, ensuring no one gets left behind? In the UK we are currently experiencing a ‘loneliness epidemic’ that is corroding modern life, and a housing crisis that affects over eight million people. While the rise of technology has brought people together like never before, it is also alienating society’s most vulnerable and enabling social exclusion. A spotlight has been shone on racism and the inequities suffered by BAME communities, something we all have a role in tackling. Building more resilient rural, coastal and urban places will help create the dynamic and powerful communities of tomorrow.
We are looking for radical new ideas of how we can create stronger, more agile and interconnected communities that benefit people throughout their lives. How can we use technology to re-imagine ‘place’ and create communities that empower more people?
Ingenuity has developed a set of optional sub-Challenges with some of the UK’s leading charities and think tanks. The winning ideas will receive mentoring from senior experts at the charities.
Through the initial application process, you’ll have the opportunity to understand more about these Challenges.
Crisis are looking to support new solutions that can help end homelessness by:
Groundwork is looking to support new solutions that can build community resilience by:
You will also have the option to address a specific issue of your choice once you’ve signed up.
Once you sign up, you’ll be given access to the Develop Platform which will provide you with a range of insights and themes related to your chosen Challenge.