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Funding focused on different areas

UKRI periodically offers funding focused on different areas.

Local economic growth

The Strength in Places Fund invests in research and innovation projects. The projects must aim to accelerate economic growth and create jobs in the places where they happen.

Read about the Strength in Places Fund.


The Connecting Capability Fund helps English higher education providers to collaborate on commercialisation and strengthen regional partnerships. It has funded 18 projects across 60 higher education providers in more than 13 local enterprise partnerships.

Read about the Connecting Capability Fund.

Collaboration between universities and local businesses

University Enterprise Zones help universities and businesses work together in a business-friendly environment. Projects must support the strengths of the local or regional economy.

Read about University Enterprise Zones.

Public engagement

The place-based partnerships in public engagement opportunity involves the public in the work of researchers. It supports projects that are driven by a geographically defined need in communities from the 40% most socioeconomically deprived areas of the UK.

Read about place-based partnerships in public engagement.

Last updated: 16 August 2023

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