Ideas and Pioneers Fund

About the Ideas and Pioneers Fund

We are pausing new applications until Autumn 2020 to focus on supporting the organisations we fund to survive the impact of COVID-19. Read more

The Ideas and Pioneers Fund supports people with unusual or radical ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities of people in the UK. Grants of up to £15,000 are available to individuals, partnerships or small organisations.

We want to work with people whose ideas are in their early stages of development and will consider funding work to develop ideas from concept to set-up: this may include problem definition and analysis, scoping, exploratory work and prototyping. We want to help you get started and introduce you to a group of peers for mutual support.

View a list of all previous Ideas and Pioneers recipients in our grants database.

We are pausing new applications until Autumn 2020 to focus on supporting the organisations we fund to survive the impact of COVID-19. Read more

The Ideas and Pioneers Fund supports people with unusual or radical ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities of people in the UK. Grants of up to £15,000 are available to individuals, partnerships or small organisations.

We want to work with people whose ideas are in their early stages of development and will consider funding work to develop ideas from concept to set-up: this may include problem definition and analysis, scoping, exploratory work and prototyping. We want to help you get started and introduce you to a group of peers for mutual support.

View a list of all previous Ideas and Pioneers recipients in our grants database.