Access to funding

You've got the passion. You've got the inspiration. Now you just need the funds to kickstart your venture. 

We can help.

Funding sources

We work hard to identify sources of funding to support collaborations between business and the University, utilising relationships with external agencies including Research Councils, Innovate UK and Local Enterprise Partnerships.


SparkFund is an innovation support and grants programme that will help you to improve or develop exciting new products, services or processes, delivered by the University of Hull and funded by the European Union.

If you’re a small to medium-sized business in the Humber, York, North Yorkshire region with aspirations to move forward, you can apply for one our three innovation and support funding options:

Innovation vouchers

Can help you make a critical change to the way you work, how you operate your business or how you create new products.

R&D grants

Provide support towards the revenue costs of your business carrying out research and development which will move your business forward.

Low carbon R&D grants

If you’ve got greener business ambitions or want to develop a product or process that will help others to cut their carbon footprint, we’ll support them.

Get in touch