Grant Directories

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Innovation Loans for SME’s (UK)

Power to Change Trust - Bright Ideas Fund (England)

The £1.85 million Community Business Bright Ideas Fund will offer around 80 community groups, who work in England, up to 15 days of tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 to develop their community business ideas. To be eligible for funding, the proposed businesses must be linked to and trade for the benefit of a local community. As well as business development support, the grants will fund other business set up costs such as organisational establishment costs (legal fees, registration fees etc.); training; knowledge and skills exchanges; and reasonable fees incurred in developing your community business idea (community engagement, market research, etc.).

Migrants Entrepreneurship Support Scheme (UK)

Grants are available to empower migrants and refugees to develop the skills and to get access to knowledge and support schemes that can enable them to become entrepreneurs and thus contribute to further job creation. This scheme aims to support the networking of organisations working in the field of migrant entrepreneurship while facilitating mutual learning and the exchange of experiences and good practice. The maximum grant per project will be €375,000 and the grant is limited to a maximum reimbursement rate of 90% of eligible costs.

Woodland Creation Planning Grant (England)

DEFRA's Forestry Innovation Fund is a nationwide £1 million fund to support schemes that will promote the growth of the forest industry in their region. The Woodland Creation Planning Grant (WCPG) is financed by this fund. WCPG is not part of Countryside Stewardship which provides other funding opportunities for creating and managing woodland. WCPG contributes towards the costs of gathering and analysing the information land managers need to consider to ensure their proposals for productive multi-purpose woodland take account of any impacts on: biodiversity, landscape, water, the historic environment and local stakeholders.

Horizon 2020 -The SME Instrument (UK)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises that are EU-based or established in a country associated to Horizon 2020 can now get EU funding and support for innovation projects that will help them grow and expand their activities into other countries - in Europe and beyond. The dedicated SME instrument's supports close-to-market activities, with the aim to give a strong boost to breakthrough innovation. Highly innovative SMEs with a clear commercial ambition and a potential for high growth and internationalisation are the prime target.

Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (UK)

The Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP) is a grants programme that aims to create better condition of life for the older adults and to strengthen the industrial opportunities in Europe through the use of information and communication technology (ICT). The programme supports multi-country projects involving small and medium enterprises (SME), research bodies and user's organizations (representing the older adults).

Innovation Voucher Scheme (UK)

The Technology Strategy Board, the UK Government's Innovation Agency, provides Innovation Vouchers worth £5000 to help small and medium sized companies access external expertise to develop new business ideas and processes.

Horizon 2020 (UK)

Horizon 2020 is the EU Research and Innovation programme.  Nearly  €80 billion of funding will be available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. Horizon 2020 aims to drive economic growth and create jobs by coupling research and innovation.  Funding will be  focused on the three key pillars of Horizon 2020.  These are Excellent Science; Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.

Smart - Development of Prototype Grant (UK)

The objective of Smart (formerly known as Grant for Research and Development) is to assist small and medium sized businesses, including pre-start-ups and start-ups, to engage in Research & Development projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services can emerge.  Through the Development of Prototype grant,  grants of up to £250,000 are available to develop a technologically innovative product, service or industrial process, and can include projects such as: small demonstrators; intellectual property protection; trials and testing, including clinical; and market testing.

Smart - Proof of Concept Grant (UK)

The objective of Smart (formerly known as Grant for Research and Development) is to assist small and medium sized businesses, including pre-start-ups and start-ups, to engage in Research & Development projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services can emerge.  Through the Proof of Concept Grant businesses can apply for funding of up to £100,000 to explore the technical feasibility and commercial potential of a new technology, product or process, including: initial feasibility studies; basic prototyping; specialist testing and/or demonstration to provide basic proof of technical feasibility; intellectual property protection; and investigation of production and assembly options.It also includes pre-clinical research studies for healthcare technologies and medicines, including target identification and validation.

Smart - Proof of Market Grants (UK)

The objective of Smart (formerly known as Grant for Research and Development) is to assist small and medium sized businesses, including pre-start-ups and start-ups, to engage in Research & Development projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services can emerge.  Through the Proof of Market grants, funding of up to £25,000 is available for an assessment of commercial viability of the new product, process or service to be later developed through market research, market testing and competitor analysis, Intellectual Property position, initial planning to take the project to commercialisation including an assessment of costs, timescales and funding requirements.