Welcome to the Foundation's grant portal

Connecting safety, science and society

We support work which helps us deliver our charitable mission and objectives, through addressing relevant challenges and making a distinctive difference. Find out how some of our larger grants are making an impact on society.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for grant applicants and grant holders

Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s London office is closed, but we are all still working hard to engineer a safer world. The health and safety of our staff and grant community is very important to us and we wish you well during this difficult time.

The funding schemes and calls below remain open for applications.

We are aware that the current travel and social contact restrictions could have a direct impact on our grant holders and on agreed timetables for project deliverables.

The challenges differ for various countries and the options for managing the situation could have implications for reporting, deliverables, timescale and resourcing. We will do our best to support you to minimise the impact on our grants wherever possible. 

If you are concerned about the potential impact on your grant, please contact us at the earliest opportunity so that we can discuss and agree a plan that provides the best chance for achieving the intended outcomes and impact.


Our new process for grant applications

At Lloyd’s Register Foundation we direct most of our grant funding but recognise that we must retain the flexibility to fund unexpected and new ideas that help to fulfil our mission.

Therefore, we have removed the option to submit full proposals (except, from time to time, in response to calls in specific subject areas) and have introduced an outline proposal screening process for spotting the truly amazing ideas that surpass our existing plans.

All of our decisions are made collectively and not by one individual, and it is up to the applicant to convince us, in publicly understandable language within the form, of the significance of the work for the Foundation.

Once you've registered, at 'Select a scheme to start an application', select Outline proposal.

If an application passes the outline proposal stage, we invest our time in helping build full proposals that have the greatest chance of success. In this way we focus our resources on those proposals that we feel are best suited to the Foundation’s unique credentials and lead to the greatest possible impact.


New Call for applications - Heritage & Education Centre Digital Innovation

We are inviting calls for applications for grant funding to harness emerging technologies to develop our heritage and education resources.

Our Digital Innovation call encourages new, engaging ideas for developing our Heritage & Education Centre’s (HEC’s) resources using emerging technology.

Our Digital team hope the outcome of the grant will supplement our existing programmes, from events to grants. Prior to your organisation’s application, we encourage you to familiarise yourself with our ongoing activities and resources.

Find out more about what we are looking for, our collections and our current projects in the brief.

The total value of funding for this call is £100,000.00. The deadline for submitting an application form is 23:59 (GMT) on 28 February 2021. Each applicant can apply only once to this scheme.

To apply, register below, and at 'Select a scheme to start an application', select HEC Digital Innovations.


Small Grants scheme - current round opened 3 August 2020 and closes 9 November 2020

- for grants up to £10,000 GBP for organisations and up to £2,000 GBP for individuals

We will consider applications:

  • relating to the charitable mission of Lloyd’s Register Foundation
  • to support a range of activities including public engagement events or exhibitions, travel for research and conferences, organisation of meetings, and research expenses for pilot projects.
  • for projects or activities lasting no more than 12 months
  • from organisations
  • from individual members of the Foundation's alumni network

We will not consider applications for:

  • work which is not within the Foundation's mission
  • capital works
  • infrastructure
  • school, college or university fees
  • retrospective funding
  • lobbying and campaigning
  • business / first-class travel
  • funding for a component of an already-funded project (such as journal publication costs, additional travel, sub-projects)


The deadline for this round is 9 November 2020. Applications must be received no later than 23.59 hours GMT on the deadline. Decisions will be made by 4 December. To apply, at Select a Grant below, choose Small grants 2020.2.


We are tidying up our grants management. If you started any application form before 1 October 2019 but did not submit it, we have deleted it. Any applications not submitted will be deleted after 6 months.

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To apply for grant funding, you must register your details here.

If you have already registered, please log in below.

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