The Innovation and Development Fund (IDF) supports pioneering library projects throughout Scotland. Introduced in 2005, it is aimed at members of the Scottish Library and Information Council who do not benefit from the Public Library Improvement Fund (PLIF).
The long-standing scheme funds innovative projects which support SLIC's four strategic objectives, namely: Advocacy, Standards, Innovation and Partnerships.
IDF funding is ideal for projects and activities which encourage creative service delivery and development, including the creation of new resources, research and staff training. Previous IDF Awards have included the creation of pop-up maker spaces, new library collections and digital literacy programmes. The successful bids showcase the rich variety of pioneering library projects happening in libraries throughout Scotland.
The IDF is currently open for applications until 5pm on Monday the 11th February 2019. You can view previously funded projects here.
|Monday 12th November 2018||Bids open|
|Monday 11th February 2019||Bids close|
|Wednesday 6th March 2019||Funding Sub-Committee Meeting|
|Wednesday 20th March 2019||Board approval|
|Friday 22nd March 2019||Confirmation sent to successful authorities|
|Friday 29th March 2019||Acceptance letters to be returned to SLIC|
|From Monday 1st April 2019||100% of funds transfered to authorities|
|Friday 20th September 2019||Interim Reports due|
|Friday 8th May 2020||Final Report and finanical records to SLIC|