Policy Labs & Prototypes

Policy Labs & Prototypes

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.  Each Policy Lab is led by a Member Council and they are encouraged to work with other Members (Full, Associate and Affiliate). 

As a CCIN member you can apply for up to £10,000 to deliver a Policy Lab. This could be anything from co-operative approaches to tackling food poverty to initiatives that put communities back at the heart of local decision making. 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 a criteria.  It was agreed to fund four Policy Labs.  See more

CCIN Policy Lab 2018 – Application Form

 

In 2016 the Network welcomed applications to deliver two types of project:

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