VocTech Seed grant fund 2022

Bring your idea to life with Ufi. Applications close on 13 July.

Key information

Grant status: The fund is open for applications.

Application open and closing dates:

15 June – 13 July 2022, 5pm GMT

Purpose of the fund

VocTech Seed is our test bed where the first spark of an idea 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 Seed provides grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting from three to 12 months.

***Grant Workshops***

To help you prepare your application we are running 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.

Workshops cover what we are looking for and provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have. You will also be able to network and participate in small group discussions with members of the Ufi team and other applicants.

“The online workshop was a great way to get a full understanding of the funding. It was very informative and the breakout room gave an opportunity to discuss ideas and to ask further questions.”
2021 workshop attendee

Please select the dates to find out more and secure your place. All workshops are run online using Zoom.

  • VocTech Seed Call Workshop 1
    (Fully booked)

  • VocTech Seed Call Workshop 2
    Thursday 16 June, 14:30 - 15:30

  • VocTech Seed Call Workshop 3
    Wednesday 22 June, 15:00 - 16:00

  • VocTech Seed Call Workshop 4
    (Fully booked)

  • VocTech Seed Call Workshop 5
    Tuesday 5 July, 11:00 - 12:00

  • VocTech Seed Call Workshop 6
    Monday 11 July, 11:00 - 12:00

Attending a workshop

We highly recommend attending a workshop wherever possible to help understand if your idea fits our criteria, ask any questions you may have and to benefit from answers to questions that others looking to apply have also asked.

Unable to attend a workshop?

If you are however unable to attend a workshop, you can find a recording here.

Watch the recording

Introducing VocTech Seed 2022

Our VocTech Seed 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.

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Eligibility Checker

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

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

Eligibility checker

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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Thinking of applying?

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

Shaping your application

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

General resources