Policy Labs & Prototypes
Policy Prototypes which are smaller projects delivered in a locality on behalf of the Network and eligible for up to £1,500 of funding.
Policy Labs which were bigger collaborative pieces of work that CCIN members worked on together, and eligible for up to £10,000 of funding
CCIN members are encouraged to suggest projects where they can work with other members to find co-operative policy solutions to the challenges facing local government. We are open to all ideas, the more innovative the better!
Round 1 – (2016-8) The CCIN funded a range of Policy Labs and Poly Prototypes (smaller projects attracting up to £1500 of finding).
Round 2 – (2019-20) Ten bids were submitted at the end of 2018 for consideration. A joint meeting of the Executive Oversight Committee and the Values & Principles Board was held in Bristol in January 2019 where members received presentations on each of the bids and graded them according to criteria. It was agreed to fund four Policy Labs. See more
Round 3 – (2020) Thirteen bids were submitted for consideration. A joint meeting of the Executive Oversight Committee and the Values & Principles Board was held in January 2020 where members reviewed all of the bids and graded them according to criteria. It was agreed to fund all 13 Policy Prototypes. See more.
Round 4 – (2021/2) We have allocated budget to fund up to eight Policy Labs this year at £10k each and up to ten Policy Prototypes at £1500 each. Bids are open until 28th November 2020.
Policy Labs 2021 Application
Policy Prototype 2021 Application