VocTech Activate grant fund

Applications open 2 January 2024

Key information

Grant status:

The call will open for applications on 2nd January 2024.
Applications will close on 31st January 2024.

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

Grant Workshops

To help you prepare your application we run a series of workshops to introduce the fund and help ensure it is right for you.

Applicants who attend one of our workshops are much more likely to be successful.

Our workshops provide an opportunity to find out more about the scope of this grant call. You will be able to take part in small group discussions with members of the Ufi team to ask any questions you might have.

"This is the first time I have come across any funders that have had a workshop like this. I was left impressed and would highly recommend.”

"Very informative sessions providing clarity regarding what Ufi is looking to fund.”

"Extremely helpful - particularly the breakout sessions where we were able to ask questions about our specific bids."

Workshop dates

  • VocTech Activate grant funding call: Workshop 1
    Tuesday 9th January 2024. 10:00am - 11:00am.
    Register here
  • VocTech Activate grant funding call: Workshop 2
    Wednesday 10th January 2024. 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
    Register here
  • VocTech Activate grant funding call: Workshop 3
    Monday 15th January 2024. 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
    Register here
  • VocTech Activate grant funding call: Workshop 4
    Wednesday 17th January 2024. 1:00pm - 2:00pm.
    Register here
  • VocTech Activate grant funding call: Workshop 5
    Wednesday 24th January 2024. 11:00am - 12:00pm.
    Register here

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 fund 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 fund, who it's for and how it works.

Find out more about the fund

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

  • About the fund

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    Find out about the VocTech Activate Grant Fund.

  • How to Apply


    Instructions on how to apply.

Shaping your application

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

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