Funding to test novel ideas which have a social or environmental benefit


About the Fund

Area: The UK.

Suitable for: Individuals, small groups or organisations.

Funding size: Between £250 and £5,000.

Application deadline: There is no fixed date. “Once the fund’s allocation has been used, it will be closed for applications until the funding pot has refilled.”

I’ve got an idea” is a micro fund for individuals (or small groups or organisations) who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out. Grants range from £250 to £5,000.

“It has been set up in memory of Peter Williams by his family. Peter spent his life generating a diversity of technical ideas and experimenting to see if they might work. The process always involved others and was always part of the fun. Some of his ideas worked and some of them didn’t but they all left our world a better and more interesting place. We run this fund in that spirit of imagination, potential impact and fun.”

The fund is looking for ideas that…

  • Are based on a novel technical idea.
  • Would deliver a social or environmental benefit.
  • Are intriguing, inventive and have an element of fun.

“This is a doing fund. We only fund the costs of making and/or testing the idea itself. We do not cover payment for people’s time or marketing/promotion costs.”

Read more about this funding opportunity.

About the Author:

Keir is a project officer based in Semble's Bristol office. Most of his time is spent on two of our movement campaigns, Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. One of Keir’s main interests is food equality and outside of Semble he runs a small community food waste project.