You may have heard the rumours about changes to Innovate UK’s Smart Grants competition, so what’s new? We have created a short blog highlighting the changes to make life easier for you.
Innovate UK’s Smart Grants competition is a popular grant funding option for UK innovators. With a core budget of approximately £100m/year, the competition has run for over 10 years with 3-4 funding rounds typically per annum. Its broad eligibility for applicants from any sector has always made the fund attractive.
A temporary reduction in sector-specific (or themed) funds, in particular, has increased the competitiveness of Smart and we suspect has made it more challenging for worthy innovators to secure funding.
In recognition of the increased competitiveness of the Smart Grants, Innovate UK has made key changes to Smart’s format, including:
The Granted team are experts in crafting winning grant applications for multiple clients and a variety of funders. Both of those elements require us to embrace change every day, and that’s why we love it, each day is different whether it be a different client or funding application format.
This new change to Innovate UK Smart Grants is the same as our teams day to day and we will continue our strong track record in securing Smart Grants funding for our clients.
Work with a team that understands the technicalities of the project and application format so you can focus on fulfilling your potential. Get in touch today if you have any further questions on the Smart Grants change or for Grant Writing Consultancy support.