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Latest Funding and Grant Opportunities

R&D / Innovation Funding Available From Technology Strategy Board

The Technology Strategy Board supports innovation by providing access to funding across a range of programmes. Current opportunities include:

Grants for R&D (single business) – 3 types of grant available for pre-start-ups, start-ups and SMEs. Closing date: Ongoing

R&D funding in digital projects: Tech City Launchpad 1 A £1m competition focusing on innovative digital projects. Open to micro, small and medium-sized companies. Closing date: 26 May 2011

Design for Future Climate 2: A £2.4 million project to fund the development of strategies to adapt UK buildings to the changing climate. Closing date: 31 May 2011

UnLtd’s Big Venture challenge

A national programme to find 25 ambitious entrepreneurs in England who want investment to deliver social impact at scale. The programme includes a package of financial and non-financial support to help 25 social entrepreneurs with a £25K grant, up to £150K match funding, and mentoring and support. Closing date: 30 June

MEDIA Funding

This programme offers European companies active in the audiovisual sector a range of support schemes. Current competition includes a one year contract for projects giving access to markets and an open call for proposals for pilot projects developing and distributing European Audiovisual content. Closing date: Various (June)

Unlimited Awards for social entrepreneurs

UnLtd's Millennium Awards provide practical and financial support to social entrepreneurs in the UK; people with vision, passion, drive and commitment, who want to change the world for the better. They currently offer 2 levels of award, from £500 to £15000. Closing date: Ongoing

The South East Sustainability Loan Fund

This £4m fund promotes sustainable production and consumption in all business sectors, with between £20,000 and £200,000 available for businesses wishing to improve their green credentials. Closing date: Ongoing

Capitalise Business Loan

Financial assistance is available to start-up and existing businesses or social enterprises in Sussex, Kent or Surrey to help with their development and growth. Closing date: Ongoing