Policy Labs and Prototypes 2021-2022

Policy Labs Applications Received


Policy Prototypes Applications Received


Would you like to collaborate with other CCIN members (Councils, Associates and Affiliates) to find co-operative solutions to the challenges facing local government? Is there a co-operative idea that you would like to run in your local area? If yes, we want to hear from you! 
As a CCIN Member Council you can apply for up to £10,000 to deliver a Policy Lab and £1500 to deliver a Policy Prototype.  This is an Open Call, however, we have pulled together some of your ideas that have been suggested since our last Call.

Policy Lab Ideas 2021


Policy Prototypes – Children’s & Young People’s Services

As well as allocating funding for up to eight Policy Labs, we have also identified funding for ten Policy Prototypes.

We’ve allocated £95k to fund these projects

We are keen that more councils get the opportunity to showcase their ambition, and so we will be limiting the number of projects that any one council can lead on, to one project per organisation.  We are therefore recommending that you ‘buddy up’ with others if you wish to be involved in multiple projects.

Policy Labs are designed for cross Member participation and we recommend engaging a minimum of three other Full CCIN members (Affiliates and Associates should bid alongside Full Council members) to create a working group to support the development of your project. Policy Prototypes can be submitted by a Member Council or an Associate Member and could involve partner organisations in your area.  You may also wish to engage with Affiliate Members to deliver your projects.

The EXTENDED deadline for submitting an EOI is midnight Monday, 11th January 2021.


Policy Labs 2021 Application


Policy Prototypes 2021 Application