Grant Name: Sharing Knowledge and Ideas Under Local Leadership
Grant type: One-off learning Grant Deadline date: All grants have been used
Grant duration: Flexible (approximately 6 months)
Amount available: Up to £15,000
Open to: Local member that have completed Start Network’s Due Diligence
Grants of up to £15,000 for local members that support research and peer learning are being piloted from June 2021 to September 2022. The grants were developed to provide an opportunity for local members (that have completed due diligence with Start Network) to lead a peer learning project of their choosing. Outcomes of the Grant are expected to be organisational learning and change for local members and for Start Network: for local members on a topic important to them, and for Start Network on how to support locally-led grants and peer learning within the Network.
The grant was designed to ensure it was member-led and offered flexibility in terms of decision-making, budget, activities, outputs and time frames. As such, all the participating local members have chosen diverse topics in which to research and are all at different stages of their research and peer learning projects. The local members accessing the grant have been participating in monthly learning journal meetings with a member of Start Network’s Evidence and Learning team where they reflect and discuss how the process is evolving, what challenges they are facing, how collaboration is developing and what changes are emerging in their organisations or with peers.