The Ideas Fund Expression of Interest 2022

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Please note that expressions of interest for Community Groups and Partnerships have now closed. We are still taking expressions of interest from Researchers.


The Ideas Fund is a grants programme run by the British Science Association and funded by Wellcome. The scheme has been designed to try a new way of connecting communities and researchers together to work on projects related to mental wellbeing. 

Privacy notice
By submitting your Expression of Interest, you consent to us using your details to review your Expression of Interest and communicate with you about the next steps including inviting you to meetings or events. 

We will share the details you provide with potential community or researcher collaborators who have also submitted an Expression of Interest, either as part of our matching process or to enable you to approach potential collaborators. 

We may share your Expression of Interest with people who help us make a decision, undertake due diligence checks or understand more about the people who have applied. This might include our finance partner at Crossley, local Development Coordinators, our Learning Partners at Liminal Space and Social Change Agency, our funders at Wellcome or people involved in shortlisting. 

You can view our privacy policy at https://theideasfund.org/privacy-policy 

The deadline for community groups and existing partnerships submitting Expression of Interest was 12 noon on Wednesday 8 June 2022. We are still taking expressions of interest from Researchers.