Bank of Imagination

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The Bank of Imagination: enabling others to do good stuff for their communities

Imagination is key, turn your visionary ideas into reality.

  • We encourage innovation and experimentation, challenging organisations to dream impossibilities and then co-create the impossible with their partners and recipients.
  • We work with public, private, and third sector organisations who want to improve life for their communities.
  • We do all this through our unique combination of expertise, skills and funding.
  • We use an approach that is practical and collaborative to push the frontiers of what we think might be possible.

Our Values

We are innovative: We are always looking at the world with fresh eyes to challenge how everything works and uncover new ways of doing things.

We make it happen: We know complicated issues can’t be solved by discussion alone. We have a priority to experiment with our best ideas, not just discuss them.

We act with integrity: We take care of each other, and the people we work with, working together for the common good. We not only have a responsibility to each other, but also those we work with and the communities whose lives are affected by our work.

We continue learning: We research and learn from others, thoroughly testing out our ideas and taking time to reflect and alter what we are doing if it’s not working.

We are collaborative: We want to imagine and create a new world – but we can’t do it alone. We understand that the unpredictable is often where innovation lies, and that the unexpected requires many advocates working together to succeed.

Our Strategies

Health: A healthy population places less strain on our economy. We are always searching for innovative ideas using unexpected solutions to provide health benefits for everyone.

Education: In a world driven by technology and change, educating children to embrace and adapt is key, as well as teaching them to see challenges and solutions rather than unsolvable problems

Arts, culture, and the creative economy: It is through art and culture that we find growth and enjoyment, enabling us to live a more fulfilling life. We assist and encourage those in the creative economy to build sustainable and empowering sources of income.

Public sector innovation: Public sectors are required to deliver more with less while effectively engaging with their citizens. We help them adapt to the strain of austerity and discover wider opportunities to solve problems and empower citizens.

We Fund

Collaborative research linked to a university.