How to apply

Before considering an application, please check that you are eligible and read the Guidance for Applicants document and the FAQs page carefully.

We are no longer taking registrations for this round of DIF. Please head over to our Business Network page to sign up for future updates from the programme.

If you have already received an application pack, you will need to fully complete this return it to us before the deadline.

The deadline for applications is 12:00 (midday) on Wednesday 18 November 2020.


Key details:

  • Projects will be assessed for eligibility and sent to at least two independent assessors for comments.
  • The Recommendations Panel will review the assessor's comments and recommend projects to move into due dilligence.
  • A project will only be successful when recommended by the Panel and due dilligence has been successfully signed off.