The Social Innovation Competition celebrates and supports individuals and start up enterprises in Scotland that are using their creativity and imagination to solve pressing social issues. Eligible applications must involve innovative ideas and solutions to social issues or challenges affecting young people aged between 8 and 26. This could be through giving them access to new opportunities, helping them to overcome barriers and inequalities, or improving their quality of life. They will give priority to projects working directly with young people, as opposed to those whose main activities are directed at providing benefit to other organisations. You can use the prize money to help pay for some of the start up costs including: legal fees; intellectual property or trademark applications; rent; website, branding, logo design; marketing materials; stationery; insurances.