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Funding Factsheet

Engineering Institutions

We checked through all of the UK Engineering Institutions registered with the Engineering council https://engc.org.uk (see our article Institution membership and CPD) and a few other organisations and came up with the following useful leads for grants and awards available for various things;

The royal academy of engineering

www.raeng.org.uk/grants-and-prizes

The engineers trust

http://engineerstrust.org.uk/index.php/award

Institution of chemical engineers

http://www.icheme.org/awards

Institution of mechanical engineers

http://www.imeche.org/careers-education/scholarships-and-awards

The nuclear institute

www.nuclearinst.com/searchresults.aspx?q=awards

The welding institute

www.theweldinginstitute.com/awards/

The Institute of engineering and technology

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/students/grants-scholarship-and-awards/

The Lloyds Register foundation

www.lrfoundation.org.uk/funding/about/

This only provides funding to organisations, not individuals

This one is for university level education

www.unigrants.co.uk/engineering

MOD Armed forces

The specific ELCAS funding scheme if you are an armed forces employee who will be leaving service soon.

http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com

This funding is only available for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at a certain level on the National Qualifications Framework. You can see all this explained on the website.

At the industry and business level

For learning about EU grants (mainly high-level stuff)

https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/funding/about-grants_en

There is a common misconception that there is a huge range of grant funding for individuals and businesses provided by the EU. In fact, the EU’s grant activities are limited mainly to public-sector funding

Registered UK business funding schemes (there are 500+ of them they say)

www.gov.uk/business-finance-support

This website has the business finance support finder which allows you to search for grants and funding by your business type, location and size. Government agencies make no secret of the difficult application processes involved in getting grant funding. It’s part of their policy.

For apprenticeship-level funding schemes

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/skills-funding-agency

For employment and training grants

www.gov.uk/grant-bursary-adult-learners

Government funds are now typically aimed at ‘training providers’ that can undertake the training. They are not really directed at the integrity industry but we have met people who have obtained training grants for engineering courses through this route. This tends to be linked to certain employee profiles in terms of age, employment status and level of qualification.For more general coverage, read this:

www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/smallbusiness/article-2520652/Five-ways-free-funding-business.html#ixzz55aB5ZQsf

Best of luck. If you want to know how we at Matthews Integrity Hub: HEAD OFFICE got on when we got involved in  a trial search for funding, see our article our search for funding in the integrity industry

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