Calling for ideas to tackle local health problems in Birmingham

May 11, 2011 at 9:58 am 1 comment

by Raj Cheema

Young Foundation is scouting for people with big ideas to tackle health problems in Birmingham. If you think you’ve got what it takes, here is your chance to put your hat in the ring and answer four questions:

1. Tell them about the health problem you hope to fix
2. Outline how your idea is big, bold and new
3. What support do you need to get your idea off to a flying start?
4. Who is involved in submitting the idea?

The ten most promising proposals will be invited to attend a ‘Big Idea Bonanza Festival’ on 1st July 2011. The festival will challenge teams to strengthen or create a business in a day, tap into specialist expertise and pitch to a panel of dragons for the chance to win up to £2,000 of start-up funding and bespoke business support.

To apply you must be a public sector employee, third sector organisation or resident of Birmingham or Solihull. They welcome applications from individuals, teams or established organisations looking to launch a new idea or grow an existing service. Closing date is Friday 17th June 2011.

Return completed application forms should be sent to Eleanor Cappell at or (you can also call her on 0121 380 9019/ 07956 317 236).

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Eleanor Cappell  |  May 13, 2011 at 11:39 am

    “This is a really exciting opportunity for an individual or a team to showcase ideas or new ways of working that will improve the health of people in Birmingham and Solihull.

    “Ideas don’t have to be new, but they have to be bold, and the ten most promising ideas will pitch to a panel of Dragons, where one lucky winner will receive £2,000 of seed investment and business support from the Young Foundation to help get their idea off the ground.” Eleanor Cappell.

    For more information and an application form go to, or contact me on 0121 380 9019 or 07956 317236.


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