The Innovate UK has launched its GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Round 5.
Applicants can apply for Funding. Projects will comprise of a UK-registered Project lead. The Lead can work with a consortium of partners, of which at least one must be based in an ODA-eligible African country.
- Projects must be collaborative in nature with clearly defined budgets for all partners. Innovate UK anticipates that costs will be allocated to the African partners to deliver on the collaborative Project deliverables.
- Projects must include a business as one of the organisations in the consortia.
- The UK-registered lead organisation can be a UK-registered business, charity, University or Research Training Organisation (RTO).
- The UK or African partner/s can be a University, industrial company, government body, agricultural cooperative/farming group, or from CGIAR or similar centres located in an ODA-eligible country.
- Projects led by a UK University will be funded at 80% Full Economic Cost (FEC).
- Projects led by a UK-registered RTO will be funded at 100%.
- Projects led by a UK-registered charity will be funded at 100%.
- Projects led by a UK-registered business will be funded depending on their size.
- Projects are expected to start on 31st March 2023.
- The funding rates based on organisation size are as follows:
- Up to 70% for a micro or small organization.
- Up to 60% for a medium-sized organization.
- Up to 50% for a large organization.
- Projects must be led by a UK-registered business, charity, University or Research and Technology Organisation (RTO).
- The Lead can work with a consortium of partners, of which at least one must be based in an ODA-eligible African country. One partner organisation must be a registered business.
- Assuming the projects and/or partners are substantially different, lead applicants from UK-registered universities/ RTOs/ charities and lead applicants from UK-registered businesses/charities can submit a maximum of two applications.
- Funding awarded to a UK-registered business must comply with the Minimal Financial Assistance rules of the UK’s Subsidy Control Framework (MFA Rules). The MFA Rules allow public bodies to award up to £315,000 (Funding Limit) to an enterprise in a 3-year rolling financial period (Applicable Period). Applicants must therefore declare in their application for Funding any previous funding received.
Grant size: £30,000
Deadline: March 7th, 2023