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Latest £1 Million Grant Available From Innovate UK

The aim with this competition is to support an innovation-led recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and to protect the UK's foundation industries. This competition has just opened and enterprises can claim up to 70% of a projects total eligible costs up to £1 million.

Innovate UK are looking to help the UK’s foundation industries remain globally competitive and become more environmentally sustainable. The UK’s Foundation Industries (comprised of Glass, Metals, Cement, Ceramics, Bulk Chemicals and Paper), produce 75% of all the materials in our economy and are vital for the UK’s manufacturing and construction industries.

The competition closes at 11am on Wednesday 4th November.  It typically takes around 40 to 60 hours to prepare an award winning application, and we recommend you do this over a 3 to 4 week period.

Please get in touch if you'd like to know whether your project would likely qualify for this grant or would like any assistance in preparing the application.

Your project must:

  • have total eligible costs between £100,000 and £1 million
  • last between 3 and 12 months
  • start by 1 April 2021

Who can apply?

To lead a project your UK registered organisation:

  • must be either a business of any size or research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • must carry out its project work in the UK
  • must intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone. Research and technology organisations cannot work alone.

Find out which definition your organisation falls into.


Aligned with the objectives of the ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge, projects will have to demonstrate how they address resource or energy efficiency of foundation industries and support resilience and sustainability of the sector and its supply chains.

Projects must:

  • help the UK’s foundation industries remain globally competitive and become more environmentally sustainable
  • indicate how the innovation helps meet the needs of business and/or industry as it emerges from Covid-19 pandemic and aids rapid recovery
  • demonstrate that the business has the capability to deliver the project

Innovate UK are looking to fund a portfolio of projects, across a variety of technologies, markets, sectors, technological maturities and research categories.

Projects must focus on resource or energy efficiency in the foundation industries and can focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • establish long-term viability of domestic supply chains
  • new markets
  • new business models
  • new products and services
  • new processes

Project dates:

Interested in applying? Get in touch to learn how Myriad Associates can help:

  • Win Rate - Myriad Associates’ boast a strong success rate with Innovate UK applications. 
  • Proven templates & tools for success - Our templates make it easy to collaborate & prepare a winning bid.
  • Honest & Trustworthy – We will not waste your time or money. If we feel your application won't succeed, we will tell you before we undertake the application process.
  • Highly rated UK & European bid writers - We have a highly experienced team of bid writers with proven UK & European success. So far in 2019/20, we've secured over €44m in grant funding for our clients.
  • Unlimited revisions - Our grant writers provide feedback on both successful and unsuccessful grant applications. We review this feedback with you to give you ongoing advice and guidance.
  • Risk-free Eligibility Call – Call us for a free eligibility call to see if you have an application worth applying for.

Click here to discuss your application with one of our expert grant bid writers or visit Innovate UK to find out more.

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