Curated grant opportunities finder

Grant Funding

Our grant opportunities finder is designed to streamline the arduous process of searching for grants by offering a curated selection of the best funding available to our community of innovators.  The opportunities below are organised chronologically by closing date and can be filtered by sector using the dropdown menu, as well as by keyword through the search box.  Further information about each grant can be accessed by clicking the ‘+’ symbol at the start of each row.

If you are seeking finance for your innovation, we can help in every step of the process.  Our research and insight team can prepare a tailored report on the grant funding available to support your business scenario, and our experienced consultants can guide you on how to approach writing bids and tenders with the right strategy and understanding to propel your business to new heights.

SectorGrant TitleGrant Description:Total FundMaximum awardClosing dateURL:
SustainabilityThe Naturesave Trust - Grants to Reduce Food Waste and InsecurityThe latest round of funding is targeted towards organisations, individuals, communities, and charities working to reduce food waste and food insecurity. Projects may include food banks, sustainable food initiatives, farming practices, fair trade, or health and nutrition.29/02/2024https://naturesave.co.uk/naturesave-trust/
Purpose-LedEmpowering Local Communities GrantAs part of the ASDA Foundation’s Grassroots Grants programme, this grant is dedicated to strengthening community resilience by offering funding to local grassroots groups to address the social needs and challenges faced by their communities. The grant supports a wide range of initiatives, from providing basic essentials and improving spaces, to encouraging community connections and enabling volunteering—aiming to help communities thrive and grow.£1,60001/03/2024https://www.asdafoundation.org/documents/jan-2024/Empowering_Local_Communities_Grant_R1_2024_Group_Guidance.pdf
Creative industriesCreative Catalyst 2024UK registered micro or small businesses in the creative industries sector can apply for funding of up to £50,000 with a package of tailored support to grow their business. This fully funded grant programme is from Innovate UK.£10,000,000£50,00006/03/2024https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/1841/overview/713cdde2-540e-48b0-a30d-404976738803
SustainabilityEnvironmental Monitoring InnovationUK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million for collaborative projects to develop innovative solutions in environmental monitoring. This funding is from Innovate UK and The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).£5,000,000£315,00006/03/2024https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/1838/overview/8e7ae74c-af9d-4c8b-8bee-084865a57276#summary
Purpose-LedGrants for GoodGrants for Good is funded by the John Good Group and is designed to direct funding only to small and growing local charities, voluntary groups or social enterprises that are making a big impact on communities, people or the environment. To be eligible, applicants must:
Be a local community group, charity, voluntary group or social enterprise that has a positive impact on communities, people or the environment.
Have an average income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months.
Have a bank account in the organisation’s name.
£15,000£5,00015/03/2024https://www.matthewgoodfoundation.org/amplify-fund-grants-for-good/
Purpose-LedUnLtd AwardsYou have an idea or are already making a difference and are looking for support to develop your social venture.

ELIGIBLE

Has the potential to be a financially sustainable social venture or real prospects to grow with our support.

Can demonstrate a clear need for your idea or social venture.

Is clearly driven by its social purpose.

Needs our financial and non-financial support to make it happen.
£18,00031/03/2024https://www.unltd.org.uk/awards
SustainabilityUnlocking nature positive private investmentThe aim of this competition is to mobilise significant private investment to scale nature positive solutions. The competition will enable the development, acceleration and commercialisation of innovative solutions. These solutions must enable private investors to confidently invest in nature positive projects.

Your project must support the scaling of nature positive solutions, by enabling biodiversity-related risks and opportunities to be incorporated into planning, reporting and investment decisions for the finance and business sectors.
£2,000,000£500,00010/04/2024https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/1858/overview/c89e4c30-face-43b0-8854-d73423fa3683
Emerging TechnologyEmerging Technologies Competition 2024The Emerging Technologies Competition is an annual innovation competition that identifies and supports *UK-based chemistry-led technologies.

This exciting event provides a valuable platform for early-stage start-ups, spinouts, and academic entrepreneurs to showcase their innovations and gain exposure that will enhance their visibility and attract potential customers, partners, and investors.
£100,00015/04/2024https://www.rsc.org/competitions/emerging-technologies
GeneralSmart grants: Jan 2024The Innovate UK Smart grant has focused scope and eligibility criteria to support SMEs and their partners in developing genuinely new innovations with significant potential for rapid economic return to the UK. The application process reflects the importance of obtaining economic benefits from public funding, and the potential for successful commercialisation, growth, and exports.

Proposals must be business focused, and show deliverable, realistic, adequately resourced plans to achieve return on investment, growth and market share following project completion.

Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy.
£1,000,000£25,000,00024/04/2024https://www.find-government-grants.service.gov.uk/grants/smart-grants-jan-2024-1
Purpose-LedSussex Community Foundation GrantWe are particularly keen to support grassroots community groups and small-to-medium sized voluntary organisations. Main grants are available to cover a range of core and project costs including support for work planned in response to the cost of living crisis. Please note these funds cannot support small contributions to large capital appeals or campaigns. £10,00003/05/2024https://sussexgiving.org.uk/apply-for-grants/how-it-works/
Purpose-LedThe Lewes FundThe Lewes Fund was established in 2012 to encourage charitable giving and to act as a fundraiser for local groups. The Fund draws on the knowledge and support of the local community, working together to help reduce disadvantage and build a stronger, sustainable community for the future.£10,00003/05/2024https://sussexcommunityfoundation.org/grants/how-to-apply/main-grants/lewes-fund/
Emerging TechnologyEureka Quantum collaborative R&D Multilateral 2024Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research.

The aim of this competition is to support international collaboration on R&D projects that create innovative products, processes or services for commercialisation. We will fund projects in Quantum technology.

Your project must have high market potential and develop at least one of the following:

innovative products
technology-based applications
technology-based services
£2,000,000£500,00008/05/2024https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/1863/overview/9d70fd5c-a1ee-49c7-87ac-5967da9c629b#summary
Purpose-LedBrighton and Hove Legacy Fund.Grants of up to £5,000 are available to community groups and charities that support children and young people (up to age 25).

Grants will be given to projects that:

Support children and young people to improve their educational attainment
Support young people to maximise their employability including developing entrepreneurship
Encourage participation by children and young people in positive activities that support physical and emotional health, social, learning or personal development
Support young people to volunteer and engage in community and social action
Support for children and young people who face barriers to achieving their full potential.
£5,000Openhttps://sussexcommunityfoundation.org/grants/how-to-apply/main-grants/brighton-and-hove-legacy-fund/
Purpose-LedClimate Action Fund - Energy and ClimateThis funding aims to inspire and support communities across the UK to address the energy and climate crisis. We’re looking for projects that show how communities can address climate change while tackling the energy challenges through community-led climate action.

We want to fund projects that:

encourage communities to use energy in an environmentally friendly way
bring communities together so that they can explore ways to promote energy efficiency
enable communities to understand and engage with opportunities for clean energy generation, which do not use fossil fuels.
We want to fund projects that aim for long-term change. And projects that have the potential to have a positive impact beyond the communities they're directly working with.
£8,500,000£1,500,000Openhttps://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/climate-action-fund-energy#section-2
Purpose-LedThe UK FundWe want to fund projects that:
strengthen relationships between people whose experiences of life have not been the same. For example, relationships between people of different ethnic backgrounds, generations, occupations or geographies
create connections between online and offline worlds
help make sure people from all backgrounds can shape the future of their communities.
£5,000,000Openhttps://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/the-uk-fund#section-1
Purpose-LedImproving LivesThe Improving Lives grant programme provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. We support established organisations delivering services directly to beneficiaries. We are looking for services which can demonstrate a track record of success, and evidence the effectiveness of the work.

This is our largest grants programme, through which the majority of our funds are distributed.
£70,000Openhttps://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/improving-lives-grants-programme/improving-lives-grants-programme-overview/
Purpose-LedNational Lottery Awards for All EnglandSocial connections and community activities are at the heart of creating healthier, happier lives and a flourishing society. That’s why we support amazing community-led projects.
We offer funding from £300 to £20,000. And can support your project for up to two years.
£20,000Openhttps://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/national-lottery-awards-for-all-england
SustainabilityEnergy Efficiency Grants for East Sussex BusinessesAn SME may apply for a grant between £200- £1000 to cover a maximum 40% of the total value of their energy efficiency project through the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC.£1,000Openhttps://sustainablebusiness.org.uk/energy-efficiency-grants-east-sussex/
SustainabilitySainsbury’s Innovation InvestmentsSainsbury’s Innovation Investments (S2I) will invest in early-stage companies who are developing new and disruptive technologies that can support Sainsbury’s net zero goals.£5,000,000£500,000Openhttps://wae.com/sainsburys-innovation-investments/
GeneralGigabit Voucher SchemeThe Government is providing up to £210m worth of voucher funding as immediate help for people experiencing slow broadband speeds in rural areas. Vouchers worth up to £4,500 for homes and businesses help to cover the costs of installing gigabit broadband to people’s doorsteps.£210.000,000£4,500Openhttps://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/
GamingTHE CONTENT FUNDDCMS has announced an additional £5 million for the UK Games Fund as part of the Creative Industries Sector Vision – a joint plan between Government and industry to drive growth, build talent and develop skills across the creative sectors.£5,000,000£150,000Openhttps://contentfund.ukgamesfund.com/