In this practice guide, we summarise what we’ve learned about how to use money effectively to support innovation. We set out the many options available to funders, and provide practical advice on how to choose the right financial approach.
Over the years we have experimented with many different ways of using money as we’ve backed thousands of innovators in public services, charities and social business.
Most funders tend to stick to just one or two approaches, and never seriously consider using other ones that could make their money go further. Our hope is that this guide goes further in helping to encourage more creative thinking about how to use funds to achieve objectives, as well as greater awareness of how to fit the right funding tool to the right goals.