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 finance for

UnLtd Awards

Funding for social ventures.

What is it? The UnLtd Awards offer funding and support tailored to organisations driven by a social purpose. There are two tiers of grants available; an £8,000 start-up grant for early-stage ventures with bigger ambitions, and an £18,000 scale-up grant for proven social ventures with compelling evidence of their impact.

Who is it for? Any social enterprise that can demonstrate a clear need for its services. Selected projects will have the capacity to be financially sustainable, but will need an injection of financial and non-financial support to help them deliver against their aims and scale their operations.

Deadline: 31/03/2024

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Amazon Sustainability Accelerator

Support for sustainable product-based start-ups.

What is it? Amazon is looking for start-ups developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. The equity-free programme offers cash grants of up to £10,000 alongside £10,000 of AWS credit, mentorship and impact assessment to help product developers get to market faster.

Who is it for? The Accelerator accepts entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups developing sustainable and innovative physical consumer products that have recently launched or are on the cusp of go-to-market.

Deadline: 05/04/2024

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2024

Funding innovative SMEs.

What is it? Innovate UK’s Smart Grants provide funding for SMEs to develop game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovations in any area of technology across sectors.  This grant supports proposals with clear, evidence-based business plans demonstrating potential for a significant economic impact and a rapid route to market post-project completion.

Who is it for? SMEs (and organisations of any shape and size partnering with a micro or an SME) who are engaged in technological innovation in any area are invited to apply for a Smart Grant ranging from £100,000 to £1 million depending on the duration of the project.  Ideal candidates should demonstrate ground-breaking ideas for new products, processes, or services, distinct from global offerings, contributing to the UK’s economic growth and global competitiveness.

Deadline: 24/04/2024

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The National Lottery UK Fund

Funding for organisations that bring communities together for the benefit of UK society.

What is it? The UK Fund is part of the National Lottery’s new initiative, funding ambitious projects to tackle inequality and create long-term, transformational change in UK society. It supports projects that strengthen relationships between people of different ethnic backgrounds, generations, occupations or geographies, helping people of all backgrounds to shape the future of their communities.

Who is it for? Projects must be designed to work and scale across the whole of the UK, and may take between 2-5 years to implement. Winning projects will support communities with the greatest need, providing funding of between £500,000 and £5million.

Deadline: Ongoing

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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.