How does RISS work?

Step 1: You become part of a group

  • You tell us briefly about your idea: get in touch
  • We link you up with the right facilitator and you talk it over in more detail with them 
  • OR you're in a pre-existing group and a partner organisation has allocated a facilitator
  • The facilitator applies for project approval from the other partners - practical, sustainable projects get approved
  • The facilitator brings in the other group members you will need (from any sector)

Step 2: You work as a group

  • The facilitator enables a period of group working: organising meetings, defining, developing and testing ideas and solutions. The way the group works and the time it will take depends on what you are trying to do
  • There may be people who contribute without being full group members
  • The group produces a project plan, written by the facilitator, with next steps in mind 

Step 3: You have everything you need to get going

  • The project plan can be used to access funding if necessary, or just to get started


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“This is really innovative stuff, bringing people together from along the whole supply chain for a common objective” Facilitator Jim Booth, Organic Oilseed Rape group
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