NEXT’s approach to selection between 2014 and 2024  

  • The NEXT Foundation launched in March 2014 and three months later ran it’s first expression of interest (EOI) round, calling nationally for applications in the areas of environment and education
  • NEXT sought projects that were innovative, had long-term focus and potential for transformative impact
  • Through the first and second EOI rounds, knowledge and connections were built
  • Over time NEXT selection of grant partners evolved to become increasingly proactive
  • NEXT sought feedback from partners on their performance as a funder – this included their experience of the selection process and how NEXT could do better

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