The Sector Mentoring Challenge Fund (SMCF) is a competitive, one-off round of funding. It will support additional sector-specific mentoring activity over and above current provision.
By offering match-funding of up to £150,000 per project, we want to encourage innovative proposals that will help demonstrate the benefits of sector mentoring, including self-funding models.
The competition is open to any UK organisation that can provide tailored mentoring that meets real needs in a business sector.
The prospectus provides full guidance for applicants. It also explains why we launched the Fund how we will assess applications.
The application form has 9 separate pages. You should complete all of the questions as fully as possible within the word limit for each section.