The DadPad was developed and piloted by us at Inspire Cornwall CIC in 2012. We are a Social Enterprise with no shareholders, putting any profit and feedback back in to our products for the benefit of the new dads and their families. The DadPad was created as babies don’t come with a set of instructions, and dads told us they wanted important information on how to care for their baby and what to expect on arrival. We listened to what dads, their partners and professionals asked for and combined it all in this new DadPad for dads-to-be.
Help us help dads get the DadPads to all dads-to-be to cover all the important information dads told us they need to know. Get one, use one, get in touch and help us add to the pad!
Inspire Cornwall CIC has over the summer, secured a National Lottery-funded Awards for All grant. This will be used to help finance a pilot scheme of new DadPads® which are currently being written in partnership with Professor Minesh Khashu, Lead Consultant Neonatologist at Poole Hospital, Dorset. These new Pads will be provided to dads of new babies requiring treatment in two yet-to-be-selected Neonatal Units and it is hoped that, if successful, the scheme could then be rolled out to Neonatal Units across the country.
Starting in January this year the Business Investment for Growth 2 initiative has funded the DadPad's marketing aspirations in 2017. European Regional Development Funds to the value of 45% of the project costs have been secured to help DadPad build an integrated marketing package including eCommerce website design and build.
Inspire Cornwall CIC is receiving up to £6,048 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund.