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Grants to assist businesses

 

The SparkFund team are receiving a number of enquiries about available funding and support for SMEs. The team have produced a series of useful links to potential funding calls. 

The table below is constantly updated so please check back for updates. 

Funder Funding title Link to website Closing date (if known)
 PRS  PRS Sustaining Creativity Fund  https://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-music-creators/all-career-levels/sustaining-creativity-fund/  01 May 2020
 Arts Council England  Capital: Small Grants

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/capital-small-grants

03 May 2020

 HM Government  5G Create

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/5g-create

04 May 2020

OfCom

Emergency Funding for Community Radio Stations 

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/information-for-industry/radio-broadcasters/community-radio-fund

4 until 11 May 2020

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

 ISCF Digital Security by Design: Technology Enabled Business Led Demonstrators Competition

https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/571/overview

13 05 2020

12:00pm

 HM Government  Small Business Research Initiative 

https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/558/overview

20/05/2020

 

Innovate UK 

Innovate UK Smart Grants

https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/515/overview

 Extended 

27 05 2020

1200 BST

EfT Energy for Tomorrow (EfT)

https://www.centrica.com/energy-for-tomorrow

 
 

29 05 2020

Joint Trade Associations (JTA) Group

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Fund - Support Grants and Loans Package

https://www.weeefund.uk/

31/05/2020

 Innovate UK   GCRF Demonstrate Impact in Developing Countries: Round 2, Phase 1 Competition

https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/564/overview

 10/06/2020
DIH Hero Digital Innovation Hubs https://dih-hero.eu/ 15 /06 2020
 Innovate UK EUREKA Collaborative R&D: Advanced Materials Competition 

 

 

https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/567/overview

 

 

 30/06/2020
 BAYER

Grants4Apps (G4A) Global Accelerator- to support and develop digital health start-ups.

 

https://www.g4a.health/?whg_rsrc=www.grants4apps.com

 

 30/06/2020
 EJP-RD  EJP RD – Rare Diseases Research (RDR) Challenges Call

https://www.ejprarediseases.org/index.php/fundings-and-calls/rare-diseases-challenges/

  30/06/2020
BBI JU 

Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Call 2020 

 

https://www.bbi-europe.eu/

 

 03/09/2020
National Institute for Health Research  Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme 3 strands of funding:
  • product development award
  • challenge award
  • connect program

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/explore-nihr/funding-programmes/invention-for-innovation.htm#PDA

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/explore-nihr/funding-programmes/invention-for-innovation.htm#i4i-Connect

 

See website

 Scarborough Council  Business Expansion Grant – Scarborough

 

https://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/business-licensing-and-grants/grants/business-development-grants

 

Quarterly

29/05/2020
28/08/2020 27/11/2020 26/02/2021

EU

Horizon 2020

https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-search

See website

 

Funder Funding title Link to website Closing date (if known)

 Rockstart

Rockstart Agrifood https://www.rockstart.com/agrifood/agrifood-program/ **CLOSED**

Innovate UK

Business-led innovation in response to global disruption  https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/583/overview#summary  **CLOSED**

DEFRA

 Resource Action Fund

https://www.wrap.org.uk/content/value-food-waste-small-scale-grant

 **CLOSED**

Film & TV Charity

Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund

https://filmtvcharity.org.uk/covid-19-help-advice/covid-19-relief-fund/

**CLOSED**

ECF

Culture of Solidarity

https://www.culturalfoundation.eu/culture-of-solidarity

**CLOSED**

This list is not exhaustive and there may be other schemes available

Can you help with the response to COVID-19?

GOV.UK

In addition to new funding streams, the government have launched a new web form for businesses to complete who may be able to help with the response to COVID-19 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-from-business

GOV.UK - Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

Do you have an innovative or novel approach to get ambulances cleaner quicker to help combat Coronavirus?

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-call-for-rapid-sanitising-technology-for-ambulances

Humber LEP

A new website designed to co-ordinate Humber businesses’ contributions to the region’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been launched.

The ‘Coronavirus Community Support’ hub has been created by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership to help match the growing number of requests being made for businesses to help, and the offers of support coming in from the region’s businesses.

https://community.humberlep.org/

Aura Innovation Centre (AIC)

A requirement for 3d printers to produce face masks. 

The AIC are looking for 3d printers with the following specification; 

  • FDM 3D Printer, Minimum build bed size of 200 mm x 150 mm
  • Material: PLA or PET-G. No glitter or composite materials.

Queries should be directed to aic.aura@hull.ac.uk

SparkFund support available

The SparkFund programme may also be able to assist you with potential funding. Complete our enquiry form today to speak with one of our innovation managers.  

Last Updated: 22-04-2020

 

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