INSP has succeeded in winning an Innovate UK Catalyst Award

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The grant has been awarded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, and will be used to fund a technical assistance project that hopes to provide more support, funding and training opportunities to street papers globally, allowing them to offer a wider range of services.

INSP will be working with the Challenges Group, an enterprise development organisation based in Edinburgh, to deliver the project.

The project also hopes to offer aid to emerging street paper publications in order to help them establish themselves, as well as supporting existing street papers. INSP has recently been researching the needs of new street papers, many of whom have already been in touch.

Mike Findlay-Agnew, CEO of the INSP, comments that: “We have seen a surge in people in touch wanting to set up new street papers to tackle the homelessness and poverty crisis in their own towns and cities.
“The Innovate UK grant has come at a pivotal time for INSP, particularly as existing street papers are adapting their offerings, embracing more digital products, and thinking about the future in a different way.”
“Through this grant we will be working closely with our colleagues at Challenges Group to create a transformational approach to addressing the current issues faced by street papers globally.”


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