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UK Funding

UK Grant Funding is available from many UK Funding Bodies, including UKRI, Innovate UK, SBRI, APC, ATI and many others.

What is Grant Funding?

UK Grant Funding is available through many UK funding bodies to de-risk innovation and drive growth within the UK.

Innovation is inherently risky, therefore Grant Funding is provided so organisations don’t need to risk their own cash to develop a new idea.

Grant Funding is typically applied for via a competitive process and awarded to those organisations with ideas which present an opportunity to deliver a return of investment (ROI) to the UK economy.

How does Grant Funding work?

To apply for Grant Funding, you must follow the application process of the funding body. This can include multiple stages; expression of interest, multi-stage applications, and interview, before being awarded funding for your project. Depending on the competition criteria, you can apply as a single applicant or as part of a consortium. All competitions will have a scoring system and the highest scoring applications will be successful – successful scores are usually above 75%.

If you’re successfully awarded funding, you will usually receive up to 70% funding for your project depending on your stage of research, and your business will need to be able to match fund the remaining percentage.

If you’d like to learn more about the process of applying for Grant Funding, please click here.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency, working within the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to drive productivity and economic growth by providing UK Government Grant Funding to develop and realise the potential of new and disruptive products, processes, and services.

Throughout each year, they release a series of themed calls aligning with the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), and open funding and loans competitions to stimulate R&D and innovation.

UK Funding Bodies

In addition to Innovate UK, there are many other UK Funding bodies that regularly release Grant Funding competitions for UK organisations to apply for. These include:

Our team have experience applying for UK Grant Funding from all of these funding bodies, with a 76% success rate across all schemes.

To find out how we could help you apply for funding, please click here.

You can view all of the Grant Funding opportunities by using our Grant Funding Finder.

Success Stories

Find out how we can help your industry sector access Grant Funding and claim R&D Tax Credits.

HMRC Enquiry Support

TBAT assisted a company with their incorrect R&D Tax Credit Accountant prepared claim and to resolve an HMRC enquiry.

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Anzen Technology Systems

Anzen Technology Systems met TBAT in 2019 to discuss applying for an Innovate UK SMART Grant.

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Enotrac UK Limited

ENOTRAC UK Limited connected with TBAT Innovation at a Railway Industry Association networking event in 2019.

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Charnwood Accountants & Business Advisors

After meeting at Accountex in 2019, Charnwood Accountants joined TBAT’s Partner Referral Scheme to support their clients claim R&D Tax Credits.

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Ignys Ltd

Ignys Ltd first began their relationship with TBAT in 2019. This relationship grew from Director, Richard Fletcher working with TBAT to secure Grant Funding in a previous job role.

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Assists organisations in accessing research and development grant funding across a range of UK and EU schemes and industry sectors.

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