What we look for in grant funding applications
Each grant funding programme has specific criteria, so it’s important to check that your application aligns with the programme that you’re applying for.
If you’re interested in applying for one of our partnership programmes, you can find out more here:
- AI for Good Accelerator, in partnership with Microsoft.
- Civic Innovation Challenge, in partnership with the Mayor of London.
Fundamentally, we look for:
> A social mission embedded in your governance
> Potential to deliver transformative social impact at scale through a deep understanding of the critical social challenge that drives your innovation and an ambition to make a difference
> An innovative approach to tackling a social challenge in the areas of communities, health and wealth
> A working product or service that you will continue to test and iterate
> Evidence of your potential to create user, social and financial value; for example, a theory of change; user co-design and testing; identified social KPIs; or prospective partnerships or routes to market
> An experienced and aligned team with the in-house tech capabilities
> Registration as a UK-based organisation and the potential for social impact in the UK