Catalyst Awards - RSA

Catalyst Awards

Catalyst Awards

RSA Catalyst Awards offers social innovation grants and support to RSA Fellows

We award £100,000 annually to support RSA Fellows to test social change innovations and scale up the impact of their projects.

The Catalyst Awards offers £2,000 Seed and £10,000 Scaling grants for RSA Fellows.

Seed Awards

Seed Awards can be used for early-stage projects in need of a financial boost to help them test the real-world potential and feasibility of an idea.

Scaling Awards

Scaling Awards can be used for growing projects that have already made a proven difference. By scale, we mean reaching new beneficiaries, deepening impact with existing beneficiaries, or exploring ways of becoming more financially sustainable.

To be eligible, you must be an RSA Fellow. If you are applying for a Scaling Award, your organisation’s income must be below £250k. Find out more about RSA Fellowship here.

Catalyst FAQs

One-stop-shop for any questions, including about eligibility, the assessment process and more.

What do we fund?

Find out more about the types of projects the RSA funds.

Our impact

Read about past Catalyst Award projects to find out about the difference Catalyst funding made to their work.

How to apply

Catalyst applications are now closed. Keep an eye on our website, newsletter and social media profiles for the latest on the RSA awards programme.

Contact us

The RSA is committed to supporting talented entrepreneurs from all backgrounds. If you need any assistance with making an application to us, please get in touch by contacting [email protected]. We are able to offer a range of adjustments (for example, accepting non written applications in video or audio format or time working through the form with a colleague).

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Head of Innovation and Change

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Fellowship Services and Catalyst Coordinator

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