The Collaborative grants scheme aims to expand the boundaries of technology by providing significant grant funding to fund and accelerate research and development programmes of UK businesses developing new products or services.
The Catalyst grant programme is available to fund projects involved in creating new knowledge or developing new products, services or processes.
Innovate UK offers four different Catalyst Programs which are:
Get upto 90% funding for each project.
The Arts Council have provided funding for creative projects England for many years, providing grants to organisations running a vast range of art and cultural initiatives.
Grants for the Arts is a program of funding which supports art organisations and individuals in visual arts, dance, theatre, literature and music. In order to claim a grant, you must be supporting and furthering culture and art, creating a long-term impact and providing a project that is accessible to all, eg. a theatre production or art installation. So far, the Arts Council has given £1.5 billion in funding and grants to projects.
The Grant for Business Investment (GBI) is a grant offered in England by the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs). They are available to support businesses to expand and diversify their perspectives. It can assist entrepreneurs in the launch of a new business or the funding of new projects. These grants often support businesses with investment projects to increase productivity, skills and employment in economically deprived areas. To apply for the grant simply visit the GBI website.
A higher price limit of £20,000 for the first 200 heavier electric vans.
As part of the governments efforts to encourage haulage and transport businesses in moving from diesel and petrol to electric vehicles, the Plug-in Van Grant Scheme offers business owners of N2 and N3 class vehicles 20% off the initial purchase price which will be subsided by the government.
To meet the scheme eligibility requirements, vans must have tailpipe emissions of 75g CO2/km or less and achieve zero-emission range of 10 miles for plug in hybrid vans and fully electric vans. As of October 2016, around 2,500 plug in van grants had been claimed.
The FedEx Small Business Grant is a funding award being offered to UK small and medium businesses in operation for two or more years and who have less than 100 employees.
FedEx has awarded more than $548,000 in grants and prizes since 2013 to passionate entrepreneurs.
To apply, you must submit details about your business plans and future visions to FedEx online. The winners will be chosen from a shortlist of companies who have been asked to send in business plans.
The Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) is a fund available to UK businesses which provides grants to enable companies to visit overseas trade shows. This can assist the companies in promoting themselves abroad and exploring new export and import opportunities.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) grants are awarded to businesses who employ a newly qualified graduate to work on innovation projects. The graduate must be working on a specific innovation project and will be supervised by a research partner.
The grant is available to both small and large businesses and the percentage of funding varies depending on size and project. The grant is also available to charities or not-for-profit organisations, higher or further education organisations and private or public sector research and technology organisations.
Feasibility studies grants are available to companies wishing to test a new business idea to see if it will work. The funding could be used to develop a new product, process or service.
To qualify, a company must be UK based and be able to showcase your completed project at a Collaboration Nation event. The proposals you make must be business focused and match the theme of the grant.
The Arts Council offers a grants programme for individuals, art organisations and other people who use arts in their work. The scheme is there to aid Audio visual, broadcast and transmission, cultural, art, theatre, events and other creative initiatives.
The Art Council grant scheme is perfect for organisations who are using creative projects as part of their primary activity for example art galleries, theatre companies and exhibitions. Larger organisations can make use of the scheme to complete partially funded cultural or art projects which have a meaningful; impact or further maintaining long-term British culture or art.