​Grants and Funding Opportunities


Innovation Competition Calls: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/search

Biomedical Catalyst 2021: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/922/over...
Deadline 26 August 2021 for early and late stage awards

Smart Grants 2021https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/937/over...
Deadline: 25 August 2021

Smart Grants August 2021 to open on 26 August 2021 https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/963/over... with a deadline on 6 October

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.

Innovation Continuity Loanshttps://www.gov.uk/guidance/innovation-loans-what-they-are-and-how-to-apply
To fund late stage project between £25000 and £1.6M, call for application have been extended, information here: https://ukri.innovateuk.org/ICL 

Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund

A useful guide on how Innovate UK asses funding applications: http://images.info.innovateuk.org/Web/InnovateUK/%7B6683a6e6-86e5-42dd-b...

SME Brexit Support Fund

You can apply for up to £2,000 through the SME Brexit Support Fund to pay for practical support, including training and/or professional advice, if you are a trader with up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover. This can be used for support on how to complete customs declarations, how to manage customs processes and use customs software and systems, specific import and export related aspects including VAT, excise and rules of origin.
More information here
Analysis for Innovators (A41)
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million to resolve productivity issues by working with the best scientists and research facilities. This funding is from Innovate UK
Competition closes 18 August 2021, more information here

National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Measurement for Recovery (M4R). A programme offering up to 20 days of advice and facility support to help solve analysis or measurement issues that cannot be resolved using standard technologies and techniques. Information about application here.


UK applicants are still eligible for Horizon 2020 funding, more information here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/horizon-2020-what-it-is-and-how-to-apply-for-funding
More information on the next funding streams will be available later.

Eureka Eurostars 

This competition is for UK micro, small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that want to apply to the Eurostars Programme 3, call 1. Please visit the Eureka call for proposals web page. Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2.5 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research. Your project must have high market potential and develop at least one of the following: innovative products / technology-based applications / technology-based services



Digital Technology Grants for Business

SMEs based in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can apply for £2,000 to £10,000 of grant funding to cover up to 80% of their total project costs (excluding VAT).
This fund being now oversubscribed, a waiting list is in place to submit expression of interest. More information here.  

Growth Works Support

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority business growth supports offers a range of support and grants available here. Main financial support covers:

- Capital Growth Grant: £20,000-£150,000 grants, allocated towards capital expense. It is a competition application process, reviewed annualy and for which job creation (minimum 3 jobs created) is an essential criteria

- Equity Investment: £150,000 up to £250,000 to provide working capital to fund growth projects to match 50% of any external investment

- Relocation Grants: for companies relocating in the region, 



A summary of various medtech and grant scheme is available on the EAHSN website