The Ideas Fund is a grants programme run by the British Science Association and funded by Wellcome, which enables the UK public to develop and try out ideas that address problems related to mental wellbeing.
We’re offering early stage grants of up to £25,000 and larger grants of around £90,000 in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Hull, North West Northern Ireland, and Oldham.
They want to promote diversity and inclusion by supporting great, innovative ideas that focus on improving mental wellbeing – particularly in rural or minority ethnic communities or amongst young, marginalised or socioeconomically disadvantaged people who have been overlooked in the past.
The Fund will help communities tackle the problems that matter to them by connecting them with research professionals so they can work together to bring their ideas to life and both build new skills and relationships.
There are two levels of funding available, depending on the stage your idea is at.
Grants of up to £25,000 will be awarded to help develop ideas that are at a very early stage. Larger grants of around £90,000 will be awarded to support, adapt and expand ideas that have already been developed and tested.
To read more about the fund or details on how to apply visit The Ideas Fund | Home