At the start of October The Melting Pot celebrated its 12th birthday and we’ve been looking back on the journey the organisation has been on. 14
Do you have a good idea?
Do you have a good ideas to create social impact?
We provide the structure, tools and space for you to turn your good idea into a new social venture.
We believe that you have the potential to make change and we know from our experience that the innovation journey can be tough. Good Ideas builds on your strengths and nurtures your wellbeing, while building the connections and networks needed to thrive.
Do you want to stimulate social innovation in your communities?
Are you interested in supporting people in your community to develop good ideas for social impact, creating engaged communities, addressing key issues and developing the local economy.
We provide the structure, tools and space for people to turn their good ideas into a new social venture.
We believe that all people have the potential to make change and we know from our experience that the innovation journey can be tough. Good Ideas builds on the individual’s strengths and wellbeing, while building the connections and networks needed to thrive.
Good ideas make change.
Good Ideas is THE place to start your journey of turning a good idea into social change. Our incubation programme leads people with an idea through a journey of camps and classes to the launch of their social venture. We believe success is due to both the individual and the ideas; an approach we apply throughout our programme.
Kath MacDonald, Listen up!
Patricia Muñoz, My Go Foundry
Teja Hudson, Love Zero Scotland
Will Muir, Project Raise
Andy Hyde, Upstream
Callum MacKinnon, Forth Valley Rebound Therapy Service CIC
Celia Hodson, Hey Girls
Kenneth Allan, Repurposing of Empty Buildings for Beneficial Homeless Use
Lauren McLaughlin, Spilt Milk
Lauren Jarvis, Pets in Crisis
Maria Perez, Scotland’s Social Way
Nicola Lamberton & Keith Murray, Duncan Place: Your Space
Ready to start your project?
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
It’s been really great to be surrounded by a community of people that are equally passionate, like-minded, to have the frameworks and structures to start approaching my idea and making it into a business.
I have grown in many ways I had not thought possible, learning more than I ever knew I needed to know, and have met so many wonderful people who have taught me so many wonderful things.
I've been thinking about these concepts for years and I think that without Good Ideas, I would be still thinking about them and wouldn't have the courage to take them forward
My idea would not have gone anywhere. [Good Ideas] created the space I needed in a cluttered life to nurture it, to give it the first signs of life.