Catalyst applications are currently closed and will reopen in mid-December 2017. An example of the Small Grant application questions can be found here in the meantime if you would like to prepare your application in advance. The deadline for the next Catalyst round will be Monday 22 January 2018.
Most of the RSA’s work can be traced back to one basic thought: that the best way to change society for the better is to help people change it for themselves.
Shape and share your idea
Do you have an idea that you want to turn in to a reality? You could pitch at one of our Fellowship events, meet Fellows in your area or search Find a Fellow to connect with others around the world to and raise awareness of your project. Speak to your Area Manager to get started – we may also be able to support you to share your idea by blogging or tweeting about it, or you may be able to access some small local grants.
Catalyst Awards Programme
Our £2,000 Seed Grants and £10,000 Scaling Grants are intended to support Fellows’ projects at different stages in their development, from initial set up to establishing ongoing sustainability.
Crowdfunding Support with Kickstarter and Spacehive
Make the most of RSA support for Fellow-led projects by helping us champion your crowdfunding campaign on our partner platforms and across the Fellows’ network.
We support Fellows with pioneering ideas to transform society. By mobilising our networks, influence and resources behind the bold visions of our Fellows, this programme addresses some of the major challenges of the 21st century.
Here are the most frequently asked questions:
Who can apply?
An RSA Fellow must be the lead on the application to be eligible for a Catalyst grant. However, as the RSA advocates collaboration, the project team can consist of both Fellows and non-Fellows. More information on RSA Fellowship can be found here. Your Fellowship status must be confirmed for your application to be eligible to be reviewed by the Catalyst panel. If you are unsure about your Fellowship status, please contact us.
How do I apply?
For both the grants, applications are made online. Please note, you are unable to save draft copies of our online form. You may wish to prepare your answers in advance. You can download the full forms for the Scaling Grant and for the Small Grant, then copy them into the online form once complete.
Creating 'mini-market' incubation spaces for young student makers to start developing their businesses within established street markets.
24th May 2016
As the global population continues to grow, sustainable food sources and ways to offset the environmental impact of more people will be critical. Spirulina can do both, and Energaia is on a mission to provide it.
13th November 2015
A challenge designed to give mechanical and multi-disciplinary students, undergraduates and apprentices around the world an opportunity to create new designs that harness the sun’s energy.
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