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Fund title: Regulators’ Pioneer Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Regulators and local authorities can apply for grants of up to £200,000 for projects that will help create a UK regulatory environment that encourages business innovation and investment

Application deadline:

15 July 2021

Fund description:

UK regulators and local authorities can apply to the £3 million Regulators’ Pioneer Fund (RPF) with initiatives that help businesses bring innovative products and services to market.

The fund will support ambitious, collaborative proposals which aim to help create a UK regulatory environment that encourages business innovation and investment.

Grants up to £200,000 are available for:

  • projects that harness new thinking, new methods and/or new technological approaches in order to improve regulatory delivery and performance, benefitting innovators and businesses
  • short research and development projects that generate new learning
  • a short trial or pilot study of a new initiative to change a regulatory approach that can enhance support for innovators or businesses

Applications are accepted from organisations, including local authorities, that perform a regulatory function Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, England or across the UK.

Further information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-the-regulators-pioneer-fund