Good Application Guide
Guide which aims to support prospective grant applicants to submit high quality proposals, giving them the best chance of success.
How to apply for funding
Grant funding is often seen as “free money”, but that’s a misnomer – it is as free as securing a sale or equity investment. You need to put in effort into presenting the most compelling case that your grant application is a better option than all the other applications that are being assessed.
Many of the questions that are asked by the grant application process are similar to the questions that investors or potential customers might be asking about your opportunity. As well as funding important R&D work, securing grant funding can provide validation of your project by a third party. This can be useful in the investment process, to help investor confidence.
KTN’s Investment team have produced a useful guide on how to apply for funding.
To find how KTN can support your funding application or help you find partners, click here.
Current Good Application Guide funding opportunities
Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022
Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. It must be an innovative, disruptive, ambitious, world-class solution, with no similar technology commercially available any
Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 4
Opens: 09/06/2022 Closes: 13/07/2022
UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.
Announced: Innovation Loans - Future Economy Competition
UK registered businesses can now apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.
Young Innovators 20/21 Success Stories
There are many different routes into innovation, and this is clearly illustrated in the stories of our award winners. Read the stories of our 2020/21 Young Innovators to find out how the Young Innovators programme helped them to navigate and accelerate their entrepreneurial journey.