Grant Directories

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Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

The Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) is designed to help businesses with high energy use, such as energy intensive industries, to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions through investing in energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies.  

Geovation – Accelerator Programme (UK)

The Geovation Accelerator Programme allows the Ordnance Survey and HM Land Registry the opportunity to make it easier for businesses to use their data. The programme aims to help launch and grow innovative solutions to social, environmental and economic challenges that harness the power of data and technology. The programme will provide grant funding of up to £10,000 over 6 months with the opportunity for a further £10,000 of funding to build a product. The programme will also provide a wide range of support services. The programme has two streams: The Geotech stream is the call for any tech company creating location-based products and services; The Proptech stream is run in partnership with HM Land Registry. It supports innovative technology businesses to revolutionise the property industry using property and geospatial data.

Business Improvement District – BID Loan Fund (England)

The BID Loan Fund is an initiative funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to assist with the development of new Business Improvement Districts in town and city centres in England. Loans of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available with funds to be used exclusively in the development of new BID Proposals: Feasibility; Planning; Local Authority; Campaign; and Establishment - or just for latter stages of more advanced applications

Comic Relief – Tech for Good (UK)

The Tech for Good programme was developed in response to the emerging need for charities in the UK to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services. Funding of up to £48,000 is available as well as a package of support. This will include this will include collaborative workshops, online learning sessions and training. Projects should address one of the following four core issue areas: Children Survive and Thrive, Global Mental Health Matters, Fighting for Gender Justice, or A Safe Place to Be.

Kapsch – Factory 1 (UK)

Kapsch is a globally-operating technology company with stock-listed organizations that focuses on upcoming needs in the fields of communication and mobility. Factory1 is a global accelerator program for startups that are building ground-breaking technologies in Kapsch’s strategic areas. The program provides financial resources, expert mentoring and opportunities to collaborate with Kapsch and their partners through a four-months program. Selected companies will receive resources from Kapsch, potential opportunities to partner with Kapsch teams and support from Kapsch’s global ecosystem. Companies may collaborate with Kapsch on business and technology development.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (UK)

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses in the UK to innovate and grow. It does this by linking them with an academic or research organisation and a graduate. This enables a business to bring in new skills and the latest academic thinking to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project through a knowledge-based partnership. The scheme can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on what the project is and the needs of the business. A KTP is part-funded by a grant. Applicants will need to contribute to the salary of the Associate who will work with their business, plus the cost of a supervisor who will oversee the scheme. The amount that applicants will need to contribute depends on the scale and length of the project. It will also depend on the size of the company.

Innovation Loans for SME’s (UK)

Innovation loans are a 2-year pilot programme to broaden the range of innovation finance support available to businesses, so they can access funding at all stages of innovation. Innovation loans of between £100,000 and £1 million are available to UK small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) that want to scale up and grow by developing new or improved products, processes or services.  The loans are available for up to 10 years are accessed through themed competitions that will open for applications via five funding rounds.  A total of £50 million will be available over 2 years to the end of 2020.

Voctech Impact Fund (UK)

The Voctech Impact Fund aims to raise the skills level of the UK workforce through digital solutions for vocational learning. The fund will offer grants of £150,000 plus, for projects up to 18 months long. The emphasis of the project must be on new learning tools which use genuinely innovative methods to raise the skills levels for a significant number of learners.