One of the most frequently asked questions of the Incentive Fund team is, "When does the next round of funding open and by when do I need to get my application in?"
The governing body of Incentive Fund, called the Strategic Management Group, has decided that eligible organisations can apply for an Incentive Fund grant at any time. The Strategic Management Group will meet to consider submitted Concept Proposals four times a year and determine which will proceed to the next stage of the grant process.
The decision to have an open funding round is in the interest of providing the best opportunity for organisations to submit high quality proposals, as there is no deadline for submission. However, there is a final date to submit an application in order to be considered by the Strategic Management Group at their quarterly meetings. This information is presented below so that potential applicants can plan their proposals. These dates are relevant for those at any stage of the five-stage grant process.
Applicants will be notified of the result within two weeks after each meeting.
|SMG Meeting||Last Date to Submit|
|February 2018||15 January 2018|
|June 2018||16 April 2018|
|September 2018||16 July 2018|
|December 2018||15 October 2018|
All eligible organisations should take the time necessary to complete applications that address all requirements and ensure they are professional in their presentation. This is because the Incentive Fund five-stage grant process is designed so that proposals compete with each other at every stage of the process.