Tap into the power of 'if'

The Ideas Fund is a grants programme run by the British Science Association and funded by Wellcome, which enables the UK public to develop and try out ideas that address problems related to mental wellbeing by working with researchers.

Our next application deadline is midday on 8 June 2022 - watch the video to learn more!

Bring your ideas to life

If you have an idea that you think could help address a particular need in your community that relates to mental wellbeing and are keen to collaborate with researchers, we want to hear from you.


Learn more
Fresh thinkers wanted
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The scheme has been designed to test a new way of funding that connects communities with researchers to access knowledge, research skills and resources. We brought together community members, researchers and public engagement professionals and designed a fund together that is...

  • Place-based
  • Focused on mental wellbeing
  • Committed to funding ideas with potential

For the story so far of The Ideas Fund, click here.

Our next application deadline is midday on 8 June. For more information about how to apply see here.


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