Implementation Funding: Some Tips for Applicants!

As we get closer to the next deadline for applications to Innoweave Implementation Funding on July 3rd, we want to share some tips for organizations planning to submit an application. We look for a few key elements in the applications submitted, and the more your application can clearly show these characteristics, the stronger your application will be.


The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities’ Social Enterprise Journey

Since its establishment in 1974, MLPD – The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities has supported and advocated for persons with disabilities and their supporters. The membership-based organization champions individuals’ full participation in society, and facilitates positive change through public education.

MLPD – The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities has participated in Innoweave’s social enterprise module since 2016. They’ve built a unique model to leverage their expertise and respond to a market need created by the Province’s new accessibility legislation. Innoweave coaches have helped MLPD craft a business plan, and are continuing to support them as their enterprise grows.


Celebrating Five Years of Innoweave Implementation Funding

How time flies! 2018 marks a significant milestone for Innoweave. In 2012, we began offering our cornerstone module, Impact and Strategic Clarity. Then, in 2013, we broadened our platform of social innovation modules and began supporting groups in new areas like developmental evaluation and social enterprise. As such, 2018 marks our fifth anniversary of Innoweave Implementation Funding on this full platform!

Innoweave funding gives community organizations and collectives the opportunity to work with coaches to design and implement social innovation approaches in their work. To date, we’ve awarded 449 grants to organizations and collectives across Canada, each intent on having a greater impact on socioeconomic and environmental challenges affecting our communities.

Innoweave has been a constantly evolving program. We’re dedicated to trying new ideas and adapting our services to fit what works best for the organizations we support. As we look back over the past five years, we see a great deal of change and learning.

Take a look at some of our blogs below, drawn from the past five years, to learn a bit about how Innoweave became what it is today.