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Innovate UK Smart Grants

Next upcoming Deadline: 

5th January 2022



Key Information 


£25k - £500k funding for single applicants


Up to £2m funding for joint applicants


Projects should last 6 - 18 months for single applicants


Projects for joint applicants can last up to 36 months


Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy, such as, but not exclusively:

  • the arts, design media

  • creative industries

  • science or engineering


The Smart Grants can support three different stages of development:

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Experimental Development

  • Industrial Research

What is the Innovate UK Smart Grant?

Innovate UK through its Smart Grants programme offers £125m in support to UK businesses every year.

Whilst the Smart Grant is open to every industry, it's essential that the work you're undertaking meets the following criteria:

  • Technologically innovative

  • Commercially viable

  • Beneficial to the UK and the wider society​

Are you eligible to apply? 



Your proposal needs to be extensive and be able to demonstrate the following:


It's key to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements before starting your application.


Innovate UK have dedicated £25m to fund innovation in this competition annually.

Our Grant Writing Tools

All the resources you need to write a great application. From templates and customisable charts, to the perfect examples for each question, you will have everything you need to write a winning application. 

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Question Breakdown

GrantEd will provide a breakdown of each question that needs to be addressed and how to tackle them.
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& Charts

You will require a number of charts and templates to complete your application. GrantEd have them set up ready for you to use.
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Model Answers

Our winning answers will give you the structure to ensure you answer the question fully.
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GrantEd can provide a professional grant writer to consult or offer a review with feedback or upload your application.
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Grant Writers

GrantEd have the best network of grant writers, who will match you with the grant that meets all your needs.
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