Invitation to Innoweave’s Next Funding Round

March 27, 2024

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming funding round for Innoweave, specially crafted for changemakers looking for coaching supports and tools that will help them enhance and deepen their impact. Before diving into the updated application process details, we want to share some exciting updates. 

Shaping the Future of Innoweave Together

Innoweave is carefully reviewing its strategy to meet the needs of changemakers and reduce barriers to capacity strengthening support in the social purpose and environmental sector. This review is expected to last approximately 12 to 18 months and will be guided by the insights that both Innoweave and MakeWay have gained through our work, and by listening to and learning from community.

Through deep conversations and research involving past participants, coaches, changemakers, and other funders, we want to understand how we can better support capacity strengthening. Our goal is to develop a more nuanced understanding of how our offerings can become more adaptable and responsive, supporting participants on their learning journeys with resources that meet their needs.

At the same time, we intend to learn about gaps in resources, alternative methods for delivering support, and capacity strengthening services that could complement existing offerings.

We will be reaching out to hear your thoughts as we work towards building an enhanced version of Innoweave by 2025.

2024 Funding

As we work through this period of transition, this funding round will continue to support teams that are already clear on their intended impact and require the tools to build robust plans. Additionally, we aim to assist participants in clarifying their impact, especially through the Impact & Strategic Clarity coaching stream.

We welcome participants from across Canada’s social purpose and environmental sector who are ready to commit time to work with a coach to apply for the current funding round. This includes people who work at charities, non-profits, or other social purpose organizations. We are especially excited to invite projects and organizations working towards MakeWay’s vision of a world where nature and communities thrive together.

Express Your Interest Now!

Please note that Innoweave uses a a two-step application process. Submit your expression of interest by April 26th, 2024. Successful applicants will be invited to the second stage, the Request for Support.

  • Expression of Interest Deadline: April 26th, 2024
  • Request for Support Deadline: June 21st, 2024
Assessing if Innoweave is a good fit for your needs

When determining if Innoweave is a good fit for you, it’s essential to evaluate your needs and explore the resources available thoroughly. Here are some steps to help you:

  1. Review the relevant information on Innoweave’s website regarding the coaching stream that interests you.
  2. Once you’ve identified a stream of interest, watch the recording of our latest information session. While the content on each coaching stream remains accurate, please be aware that only the deadlines for the April and June funding rounds are currently applicable and that the funding structure has changed (see above). As we update our materials to reflect our transition to MakeWay, you may still come across references to McConnell Foundation.
  3. Complete the self-assessment to gauge your needs and readiness further (available in each stream’s web page).
  4. Visit the Apply for Support page to learn more about each coaching stream’s eligibility and requirements
  5. Review the Applicant Guide to know everything you need before begining the application process!
  6. Attend our Q&A sessions to seek clarification. Please understand that due to time constraints, our team may be unable to respond individually to every request. We encourage you to participate in these sessions to benefit from the questions raised by your peers.