Flexible Creative Fund

Apply for up to £10k in funding

The Flexible Creative Fund is designed to help Fellows to quickly and creatively design bespoke “do-it-yourself” innovative, seed initiatives within a timely, flexible and supportive environment.

The Flexible Creative Fund awards of up to £10,000 can be used to enable Fellows to design and lead their own events, small collaborative research projects, policy or practice development, and impact acceleration and innovation projects. This fund sits alongside and complements the larger Plus fund scheme.


We expect the Flexible Creative Fund projects to focus on;

  • interactions to foster new networks and relationships, cross sector working and collaborations with industry, NGO’s Independent research organisations, museums, galleries, studios and charities. The mode of these interactions can range from highly exploratory first engagements to targeted and themed exchanges based on a specific problem or topic or theme.
  • training and development activities for the wider Future Leader Fellows community that are not currently available through the network e.g. how do you embed generative AI into our everyday working or research practices?
  • novel engagement with the public or policy environment
  • building your personal leadership capacity and that of your team
  • removal of barriers to commercialisation of research
  • the running of events which promote the values, cultures, and behaviours supported by of UKRI, e.g. EDI and positive research cultures

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