Social innovation support opportunities in the North East

VONNE delivers the Social Innovation Cluster for Innovation SuperNetwork, which involves supporting innovation in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in the North East. Put simply, we’re supporting the sector to look at how we can do things differently.

Laura Elliot, VONNE’s Membership and Communications Support Officer has written a blog post about our work in this area on the Innovation SuperNetwork website, which includes information on the support that could be available to your organisation.

 

VONNE is part-funded by ERDF as part of the Catalysing Innovation in North East Clusters 2021-2023 project, delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork.

Notes to Editors

Innovation SuperNetwork includes the Catalysing Innovation in North East Clusters 2021-2023 project, which is receiving up to £1.28m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

The Northern Powerhouse is a key aspect of this Government’s approach to addressing the productivity gap in the North and ensuring a stronger, more sustainable economy for all parts of the UK. Alongside over €1.5 billion of European Regional Development Fund support for businesses and communities across the North, the government has awarded £3.4 billion in three rounds of Growth Deals across the Northern Powerhouse.