VocTech Activate grant fund

Applications are currently closed

Key information

Grant status:

The fund is currently closed for applications. Successful applicants to the VocTech Activate 2024 grant fund will be announced in May.

Purpose of the fund

VocTech Activate is our test bed where the first spark of an idea which could solve a vocational learning problem can be scoped and tested in the supportive environment that Ufi funding provides. We grant fund projects 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.

How much funding is available?

VocTech Activate provides grants of between £30,000 and £60,000 for projects lasting up to 12 months.

VocTech Activate was previously known as VocTech Seed

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What have other organisations done with a VocTech Activate grant?

You can explore all the organisations we have supported through grant funding in the Ufi VocTech Directory.

VocTech Activate is currently closed for applications, but you can explore the grant resources below.

Watch the VocTech Activate grant presentation

To introduce the grant and help applicants ensure it is right for them, we ran a series of online workshops.

Watch the recording of the workshop presentation given by Jane Holmes, Head of Grant Programmes.

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Eligibility Checker

Interested in seeing if your project could be eligible for grant funding through VocTech Activate?

Explore our eligibility checker to see if the grant could be right for you.

Eligibility checker

VocTech Activate 2024

Our VocTech Activate grant fund supports the development of new ideas that use digital tools and approaches to transform how people gain skills for work.

Watch our short explainer for an introduction to the grant, who it's for and how it works.

Find out more about the grant

The links below provide an introduction to the grant, outline the grant criteria and explain how to apply.

  • About the fund

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    Find out about the VocTech Activate Grant Fund.

  • How to Apply

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    Instructions on how to apply.

Preparing your application

To support your application we have gathered some background resources, tips for applying and Frequently Asked Questions.