Policy Labs and Policy Prototypes 2023
EOC has allocated £60,000 to fund Policy Labs and £15,000 for Policy Prototypes in 2023. Members can lead a maximum of one project at any time; to encourage more councils to get involved.
All funded projects must demonstrate the ‘cooperative difference’ and explicitly show this using our Statement of Values and Principles.
Policy Lab funding supports research, collaboration and implementation of cooperative initiatives that involve multiple Network members. This work is incredibly valuable for our members, allowing us to share best practices on a national footprint, collaborate with like-minded local authorities and partners, and work together to solve some of the complex problems facing local government and the communities we represent.
We recommend engaging a minimum of three other CCIN members to create a working group to support the development of your project. We welcome applications from all Members, but the application must be submitted and overseen by a Full Member Council. Members will have up to two years to deliver a Policy Lab. Applications will be considered for funding of up to £20,000, dependent on their scale and ambition.
Policy Prototypes are smaller projects for members who want to deliver in their locality on behalf of the Network. This funding is available to councils of all sizes, Opposition Groups and Minority Administrations. Members will have up to nine months to deliver a Policy Prototype. Applications will be considered for funding of up to £2,000.
24 November 2022 – Launch at Annual Conference
Midnight 28 February 2023– Closing date for submissions of all Bids
W/B 6 March 2023 – Values & Principles Board consider all Bids and raise questions with Project Leads
16 March 2023 – Executive Oversight Committee and Values & Principles Board consider all Bids. Bidders to present their applications at this online meeting.
31 March 2023 – Successful applicants will be notified, and contracts will be awarded.
Projects should be written up, and other resource materials made available to the CCIN and its members.
Outcomes should include, but are not limited to:
To reiterate, all funded projects must demonstrate the ‘cooperative difference’ and explicitly show this using our Statement of Values and Principles.
We welcome applications from all Members, but an elected body must submit the application.
Contact: Nicola Huckerby