Building better communities
Our vision is of a future in which these bonds of common humanity are valued and strengthened, not just in adversity but in the everyday.
Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

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?

The UK at a glance



Charity Challenges

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 Challenge

Crisis are looking to support new solutions that can help end homelessness by:

  • Creating effective training and employment opportunities
  • Improving access to good credit and financial resilience
  • Establishing sustainable housing options



Groundwork Challenge

Groundwork is looking to support new solutions that can build community resilience by:

  • Providing equitable access to nature
  • Tackling loneliness and social isolation
  • Supporting sustainable local economies




Tackle your own idea

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.

The 2020 Challenges
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