VocTech Seed 2021

Apply 21st January to 11th February 2021

Grants for early stage projects that use digital tech in vocational learning

VocTech Seed provides grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting from 3 to 12 months.

This is our testbed where the first spark of an idea can be scoped and tested in the supportive environment that Ufi funding provides.

We are looking for proposals that are at a relatively early stage, helping to prototype ideas and work out the next steps necessary on the journey to long-term success.

Find out if you fit the criteria before you apply

The VocTech Seed 2021 checker will give you an indication of your project's eligibility for funding in this grant call.

Five quick questions, no data capture.

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VocTech Seed 2021 criteria & guidelines

Interested in applying? Join us at an online workshop

VocTech Seed 2021’s pre-funding online workshops give you the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the VocTech Seed 2021 funding round.
  • Networking with other people from the VocTech Community.
  • Discuss your idea with the Ufi team in small breakout rooms.

The one-to-one discussions in previous years have been replaced with small breakout discussions which now give you the opportunity to explore your idea peer-to-peer with other innovators as well as the Ufi team.

Spaces for each online workshops are limited with some of them already fully booked.

Save your place using the links below.

Wednesday 27th January

Fully Booked

Friday 29th January

Fully Booked

Tuesday 2nd February

10am - 12pm

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Friday 5th February

Fully Booked

Monday 8th February


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VocTech Seed Case Studies

What have other organisations done with a grant from VocTech Seed?

This playlist features solutions in various sectors including engineering, dentistry, social care, wildlife conservation, food production, and more.

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Increasing Your Chances

What can you do to improve your chances of success?

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VocTech Seed FAQ

Answers to questions that have been asked during the pre-funding workshops for this funding call.