Latest Grants News Roundup

Are you looking for funding to undertake ambitious, disruptive R&D projects with high commercial potential? Grant funding is one way for your business to quickly turn your innovation projects into reality.

24 March 2022

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Here are some Grants and Funding opportunities to support your innovation projects, becoming available from March 2022 onwards.

  1. Financial safety net for Horizon Europe applicants extended
    If you’re a UK-based researcher or innovator, you can apply to most Horizon Europe funding opportunities on the same terms as EU-based applicants. On March 15th, the government announced an extension to the support provided to Horizon Europe applicants launched in November 2021. This ensures that eligible successful UK applicants for grant awards will continue to be guaranteed funding. More details here
  2. Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 1
    Innovate UK offering up to £25 million in loans to micro, small and medium sized enterprises. Loans are for highly innovative late stage research and development (R&D) projects with the best potential for the future. There should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact. Your project must lead to new products, processes or services that are significantly ahead of others currently available or propose an innovative use of existing products, processes or services. It can also involve a new or innovative business model. More details here
  3. Biomedical Catalyst 2022 Round 1: Industry-led R&D
    Innovate UK will invest up to £15 million in projects to support UK registered businesses to develop innovative health or healthcare-focussed products, technologies and processes. Competition opens: Monday 28 March 2022. The Industry-led research and development (R&D) stream of the Biomedical Catalyst programme supports pre-market R&D projects. Applicants must be able to demonstrate existing evidence of commercial and technical feasibility.  More details here

Applying for Grants is a time consuming and complicated process. Your chances of success at funding assessment stage are likely to be greatly improved if you make sure you are thoroughly prepared at bid stage.

ABGI can help you maximise your chances of success by:

  • Profiling your business and the potential eligibility of your projects
  • Identifying the various opportunities available to you, highlighting requirements, benefits and potential impacts on your business
  • Writing and submitting the grant applications, along with supporting documentation,
  • providing ongoing support - for example with reporting requirements

Our Grant Funding team will guide and support you every step of the way. As Grant Funding experts, we’ll help you understand the implications of every conceivable scenario.

To discuss your unique needs and explain how we can assist, please contact Scott Clissold, Innovation Grants Specialist on 07494 499 926 or email