How can I access innovation grant funding for my impact project?

April 20, 2021

The UK government will allocate £2bn to support innovative ventures developing new products, processes and services in 2021 – and this huge amount of grant funding is only through Innovate UK Grants. Other funders, including NESTA grant funding, mean that the grant funding for impact ventures is significant. The challenge is how to access grant funding for impact projects as a public body, a charity or a not-for-profit? 

The majority of R&D grant funding is designed for innovative SMEs, so how can cities or citizen groups get a share of this funding? 

How to access Innovation Grant Funding – a masterclass 

Venturenomix has teamed up with Ashden to run a webinar for the most innovative impact ventures in the UK – winners of the coveted Ashden Awards. The webinar was designed for Public Authorities, Universities, Local Authorities, Not-for-Profits, Charities and SMEs looking for knowledge about R&D grant funding for impact ventures. We explore the options available in partnering to enable access to R&D grant funding, along with tips for developing a successful grant application. 

The webinar is split into two sessions and you can access both here: 

Part one

Part two

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