HEC Small Grants Scheme

Small grants scheme for Engineering skills and Heritage and Education - Now Open and Accepting Applications


Lloyd's Register Foundation Small Grants scheme - for grants up to £10,000 GBP for organisations.

*The small grant round is currently closed, the next grant round is Monday 19th September, 2024 - Monday 25th November 2024*

This form is for completing your application for a grant up to the value above. 

The ethos of the Lloyd's Register Foundation small grants scheme is "a little can go a long way".  

Through this scheme the Foundation is making funds available to: 

1. Initiate, build, or consolidate partnerships with organisations in the relevant sectors.

2. Test out ideas through pilot studies, proof of concept projects or activities targeting the heritage, maritime and public sectors.


We will only consider applications related to the charitable mission of Lloyd’s Register Foundation. 

  • Projects or activities should demonstrate the potential to lead to future collaborations, clear knowledge exchange, or create/accelerate impact.
  • We are additionally interested in receiving applications related to our Heritage and Education Centre.
  • Please note grants are not normally awarded consecutively and can be no more than 12 months long.


We will not consider applications for:

  • Work which is not within the Foundation's mission or within the Heritage & Education Centre’s vision
  • Conservation of historic vessels  
  • Projects focused solely on naval history 
  • One off events, conferences or activities which only directly benefit the applicant
  • Capital works
  • School, college or university fees
  • Retrospective funding
  • Lobbying and campaigning
  • Business / first-class travel
  • Core equipment, however specialist equipment would be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Funding for a component of an already-funded project (such as journal publication costs, additional travel, sub-projects)


Upcoming Small Grant Rounds

  • Monday 19th September, 2024 - Monday 25th November 2024
  • Monday 24th February 2025 - Monday 19th May 2025
  • Monday 1st September 2025 - Monday 24th November 2025

Please apply via the Lloyds Register Foundation flexigrant portal.

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