Secure the funding you need to innovate and grow your business with our round-up of the best grant opportunities coming up this month. Our curated selection of the latest funding schemes includes grant opportunities for charity initiatives, women in innovation, SME’s, and for emerging sustainability and AI technology.


Women in Innovation Awards 2024/25

Grant awards for Women in Innovation

What is it? Innovate UK is offering up to 50 Women in Innovation Awards to women entrepreneurs within SMEs across the UK. The winners will receive a £75,000 grant and bespoke business support.

Who is it for? Women within UK registered micro, small businesses and SMEs. Award winners will be role models to other women, based in the UK, and working to solve a range of pressing societal, environmental and economic challenges.

Deadline: 10 July 2024

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Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund

Direct equity and debt investments for innovation in climate technology

What is it? The Microsoft climate Innovation Fund aims to invest in emerging climate technology solutions that have early commercial traction and need capital to scale in the market. Investment will be awarded to companies focused on areas, such as direct carbon removal, digital optimization, advanced energy systems, industrial materials, circular economy, water technologies, sustainable agriculture, and business strategies for nature-based markets.

Who is it for? Open to companies developing new climate technology solutions and companies with existing climate technology

Deadline: Open

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BridgeAI Supply Chain Demonstrator

Grants for UK registered organisations working to deliver AI demonstrator projects

What is it? UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million in grant funding to deliver AI demonstrator projects. These projects are intended to benefit efficiency in supply chains and increase firm level productivity.

Who is it for? To be eligible, you must be a UK registered business, non-profit, or research and innovation organisation. Organisations must intend to use their project outcomes from the UK for domestic or global benefit

Deadline: 08/21/24

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Robert McAlpine foundation

Grants for UK registered charities

What is it? This foundation was established by the family of Sir Robert McAlpine in order to provide grants for small UK registered charities that specifically focus on children, youth, the elderly, social and medical research. Grants will be awarded to projects and initiatives that are making a real difference and range from around £5,000 and £10,000.

Who is it for? UK Registered charities focused on supporting children, youth, the elderly, social and medical research.

Deadline: Open

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Can’t find what you’re looking for?

If you can’t see a grant relevant to your industry, our curated grant opportunities finder contains an expansive array of the best national and local funding available across sectors.

Our team of expert consultants can help you identify different funding routes for your organisation that suits your business model and aspirations to grow. Whether you’re looking for bespoke grant funding opportunities, support with writing bids and tenders, or advice on preparing your pitch deck for investors, our experienced team can help you find an approach that’s right for you. Speak to a member of our team today to start your funding journey.