Second round of Innovation in Giving Fund

The second round of the £10million Innovation in Giving Fund has been announced by the Cabinet Office and Nesta, focusing on inspiring innovation in established charities.

Whilst the first round focused on new ideas to increase giving, the second round calls for established charities that want to use their expertise, networks, assets and capabilities to find new ways to engage people in giving.

Around 10 medium and large charities will be chosen for a cut of £1.5million to then be supported by Nesta to carry out their aims. The Innovation in Giving Fund was launched in September 2011 to find and back innovative ideas for increasing levels of volunteering and charitable giving, as part of a £34million package to increase levels of social action.

The first round of funding was allocated in February this year when 15 awards were announced, and a further 16 came in late March, with a total of £2.45million distributed to 31 projects.

For further information on the Innovation in Giving Fund visit