The VocTech Seed grant fund is open for applications
VocTech Seed grants are designed to support the exploration of new approaches to using technology to enable adult skills development. The grant fund is specifically aimed at supporting experimentation and scoping of early-stage ideas, including pilots, prototyping and planning for long-term success. Grants of £15,000 to £50,000 are available.
The VocTech Seed grants can be used to support a wide range of learners. We are particularly interested in supporting sectors, locations, skills levels and individuals that have not been well served by mainstream provision.
Recent recipients of a VocTech Seed grant include a health and safety training app for land-based industries; augmented and virtual reality-based training to support those looking to enter the theatre industry; using AR to prevent knowledge-loss in the rail sector; a skill sharing platform for nail technicians; and an interactive app to tackle retention in social care.
Alongside the financial support of the VocTech Seed grant, successful applicants also have opportunities to connect, network and access expertise to support them on the way to achieving their ambitions.
Grant applications can be made from 15 June 2022 to 13 July 2022 for projects lasting between three to 12 months. Workshops about the grant will be running throughout the application period, including information on how to apply and to help ensure it is right for you.
Rebecca Garrod-Waters, CEO at Ufi VocTech Trust, said:
"We are excited to be opening this round of VocTech Seed grant funding and to see the different tech ideas that people have to tackle the challenges facing learners, employers and educators today."
Further details of the grant fund are available at www.ufi.co.uk/seed