Please note submissions for the Innovation and Development Fund (IDF) are now closed.

The Innovation and Development Fund (IDF)
A. Project Title
B. Applicant Details
This will be the main contact for the project.
C. Project Summary

What is the main aim of your project?
Please provide a short project summary (around 250 words).
D. Project Partners

Section 1: Organisation
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Project Role Name Job Title Email
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Section 2: Background
300 words
Section 3: Project Details
Outline the specific processes for delivering key aims as well as the underlying rationale for the favoured approach.
Section 4: Project Outcomes
Please list the specific outcomes and outputs of your proposed project.
Section 5: Project Impact
Section 6: Milestones
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Milestone Output Date
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Section 7: Project Management
including partner participation, where applicable
What standards will be considered when planning the project?
Section 8: Finance
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Activity Anticipated date of expenditure Cost from IDF fund Cost from other budget Total cost
Totals: £ £ £
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Section 9: Sustainability
Section 10: Risk Management
How likely is it that these scenarios will occur? What is the potential impact, and what arrangements do you have in place to mitigate risk factors? Please note that a condition of grant will require a register of risks to be kept.
Risk Likelihood Impact Action to manage risk
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Section 11: Service Overview
Please provide details of any significant changes to library service provision in your local authority/organisation within the last three years. In particular, please include any reductions/increases in opening hours, library closures/openings, reduction/increase in staff numbers, or the introduction of new services.
Section 12: Project Dates

Section 13: Dissemination

SLIC will disseminate reports from your project through its website. SLIC may also request a follow-up report about the impact of your project between 12 and 24 months after the funding period. You may also be asked to provide details of any; publications, websites, mailing lists, seminars or conferences where you have presented details of your project.

Section 14: Declaration

I believe that the project is achievable within the given time and cost constraints, and with the available resources.

Head of Library Service or equivalent
Line Manager of Head of Library Service/Director of Finance or equivalent