Application process & deadlines
VocTech Seed 2021 Stage 2 will close for applications on Thursday 18th March 2021 at 17:00 (GMT).
In your successful Stage 1 email you will find an invitation to attend a Stage 2 webinar that we recommend you attend.
If you haven't done so already, please email MyUfi@ufi.co.uk to acknowledge receipt of your success at Stage 1 email.
Stage 2 uses a similar online application process to your Stage 1 application. You can log-in, access the application form, save your draft, and return to it at any time while the funding round is open.
There is information and guidance on our website. Please look at our funding strategy Learning Without Walls 2020 and our Delivery Plan, the specific criteria for the funding round and our detailed FAQs to understand what we are looking for and to guide your application.
Two stage process
Ufi has a two-stage online application process. Access to Stage 2 is by invitation only, following success at Stage 1. Evaluation at each stage is undertaken by an expert panel, selected to represent the experience and expertise relevant to the fund. Final funding decisions are made by the Ufi Board of Trustees. This year we expect to offer funding for 12 – 15 VocTech Seed projects.
Stage 1 requires you to complete an online application form which outlines the problem in vocational learning your idea aims to address, the intended audience / market and potential for scale. You will also need to tell us about your organisation and the funding requested. Applications are assessed on how well the project fits with Ufi’s overall mission and the specific objectives of the funding call.
Stage 2 requires you to provide more detailed information about how you intend to deliver your project. You will be invited to respond to some feedback questions from your Stage 1 application so that we can find out more about your idea. You will also need provide a technical description of your idea and additional information in the form of a project plan and budget.