Impact Arts Chosen for the Big Lotter Fund’s Better By Design Programme

Mon 08th July 2013

Impact Arts are delighted to announce that we have been chosen to take part in the Big Lottery Fund’s Better By Design process. Impact Arts will be receiving intensive, expert and bespoke support to enable us to undergo a service redesign worth up to £50,000. Impact Arts was chosen along with 15 other organisations. The Big Lottery is working with Taylor Haig and The Young Foundation to provide the service.

Chief Executive Lynne Carr presented Impact Arts’ case to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel last month, made up of Big Lottery Fund Scotland Committee members Liz Cameron, Tim Allan and Includem Chief Executive Angela Morgan.

Lynne said: “We are thrilled to have been selected after what was a competitive selection process. Impact Arts have always put service users at the heart of everything we do and we are excited to see how a redesigning can help us to focus on innovation and improve our outcomes.”

Carolyn Sawers Head of Policy and Learning at Big Lottery Fund Scotland said:

This has been a very different approach for us, which has been possible as Better By Design is not a funding programme but a unique opportunity to take part in a supported process valued at up to £50,000 to each organisation.

“It’s been a highly competitive process and we have seen first hand the dedication from organisations across the country to sharpen their focus and make changes where they have to, to be able to better deliver for their service users and beneficiaries across the board. I look forward to following the successful organisations on their journey over the next two years.”

The process will last for a period of two years and Impact Arts will be working intensely with Taylor Haig and the Young Foundation.

Lynne Wardle from Taylor Haig said:

“We’re very pleased to be supporting the ambitious and forward-thinking organisations taking part in Better by Design. Design is about much more than gadgets or Gucci. Better by Design will lead the way in applying the mindset and methods of service design to tackle pressing social problems and make a difference to people’s lives across Scotland.”

Laura Dosanjh, Director of Applied Innovation at The Young Foundation added:

“We are struck by how timely this is for the sector, and the people they work with. Many VCS organisations are now realising that they need to be clearer on how their services reflect the needs of their users, now and in the future”

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