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Scottish Rural Health Partnership Challenge Fund

The Scottish Rural Health Partnership is delighted to announce that applications for the 2022/23 Rural Challenge Fund are now invited. The grant will provide funding for projects and activities that align with the Scottish Rural Health Partner Strategy to develop the knowledge and evidence base, around remote, rural, island health, and social care in Scotland.

Individuals are invited to apply for grant awards of up to £5,000 for projects to be completed within a 6-month period from January 2023. Funding will support project activity for information gathering to aid knowledge exchange and repository building for the SRHP in the following areas: 

  • Examples of best practice relating to remote, rural or island health or social care delivery in Scotland and beyond.
  • Collation of research, evaluation, reports, or publications relating to remote, rural or island health or social care in Scotland and beyond.
  • Literature review on remote, rural and island mental health across Scotland.

Who can apply?

Funding is aimed at a multi-disciplinary level and individuals with an interest in or working in Remote, Rural or Island Health or Social Care that are members of the SRHP.

NB: It's free to become a member of the SRHP.

We would welcome applications from:

  • Health care professionals; academic staff; social work and social care staff; third sector and independent sector.

More information

Deadline for applications is no later than midday GMT 23rd November 2022.

Further details can be found in the attached documents, if you have any questions, please email  

Rural Challenge Fund 2022-23 Guidance v1.01

Rural Challenge Fund Application Form 2022-23 v1.01

We welcome your interest in this area.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership serves to meet a core strategic need and to identify innovative solutions to help that business grow. KTP often delivers significant increased profitability for business partners as a direct result of the partnership through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets. Social enterprises see improved results, too.

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Interface - Innovation Vouchers

Interface - Innovation Vouchers

Innovation vouchers can provide small or medium-sized businesses with funding to engage with our experts and the opportunity to foster a longer-term partnership. Find out more and apply for standard, student placement and advanced innovation vouchers.

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Defence and Security Accelerator

Defence and Security Accelerator

Open Call for Innovation

The Open Call exists to offer suppliers the opportunity to submit their ideas to defence and security stakeholders.

The Open Call welcomes innovations that address defence and/or security challenges. The Open Call is open for proposals all year round, with assessment dates scheduled across the year.

More information on the Open Call.

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Research and development (R&D) grants Scottish Enterprise

Research and development (R&D) grants Scottish Enterprise

Get help researching and developing your big ideas.

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