Leaders with Lived Experience Pilot

Monday, 25 February 2019 - 5:00pm

Leaders with Lived Experience is a pilot programme providing grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support lived experience leadership. A lived experience leader is someone who uses their first-hand experience of a social issue to create positive change for, and with, communities and people they share those experiences with. At this stage, they expect to award between 15-20 grants.

The priorities are to:

  • pilot and learn about different ways we can develop leaders with lived experience
  • support work to change the way lived experience is viewed and valued in decision making
  • encourage innovative examples of how to develop lived experience at all levels of an organisation

The types of proposals they might get include:

  • leadership programmes or schemes related to developing leadership, such as mentoring, training or coaching
  • ways to embed lived experience leadership within an organisation so that the organisation can become more sustainable, e.g. improving governance/decision making structures, succession planning, support packages for wellbeing
  • challenging and championing meaningful ways to embed lived experience leadership in service design and delivery
  • projects bringing lived experience expertise to a theme, location, service or sector where it is underrepresented
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