Grants and support for social innovations from our Fellowship
The Catalyst Awards programme offers seed and scaling grants for RSA Fellows to test and grow their ideas to achieve social impact.
Each year we award £100,000 to fund initiatives from our global Fellowship community, investing in our potential to drive measurable social impact in resolving the challenges of our times.
We currently face interconnected and escalating crises: environmental, global public health, economic, systemic racism, to name a few.
Catalyst Awards are our way of offering Fellows tangible support to test needed innovations and help promising projects scale their social impact.
To be eligible, you must be an RSA Fellow. To find out more about RSA Fellowship have a look at our Fellowship page.
What do we offer?
There are two levels of Catalyst Awards:
- £2,000 seed grants
- £10,000 scaling grants
29 Oct 2020 – Catalyst Awards open to applications
24 Nov 2020 – Catalyst Awards close to applications at 11:59pm GMT
Dec & Jan – Shortlisting and decision panels
2 Feb – Decisions are announced to applicants
19 Feb – Feedback is sent to applicants who requested it
In the event that we receive a significant increase in the number of applications, we will notify all applicants by email of any changes to the timeline.
Catalyst Awards open to applications three times a year. We plan for the next round to open in February 2021.
How to Apply
Applications for this Catalyst round are now closed. The next round will be in February 2020.
If you have questions or accessibility requests, please reach out to the Catalyst Team at Catalyst@rsa.org.uk.