Funding

The ATI Programme is open to new applications. Find submission dates and guidance on this page.

How can we help you?

I have an idea for funding

Please use this short form so that we can better connect you to the right resources.

I have a draft proposal

Please submit your draft Expression of Interest here for review by our team.

What are the key dates?

Find competition dates and deadlines for submissions here.

Latest ATI Programme news

On 29th March it was confirmed that the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme has been allocated Government funding totalling £685m over the next three years, representing a £235m uplift on the previous three-year period.

Open competitions

  • Strategic Programme, the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage opened on 4th April and the full stage competition will open 30th May.
  • NATEP Spring Call 2022 opened on 4th April

More information and published dates of future competitions can be found below.

The ATI Programme has existing commitments to long-term projects, and we expect demand for project funding to be high. The ATI can help you shape your project ideas and partnerships and review and provide feedback on draft proposals. Companies that are planning to submit an EOI are encouraged to contact the ATI to provide early feedback on proposed submissions.

For further information please view our Funding FAQs.

ATI Framework Agreement – Important

All applicants to ATI Programme funding must sign the ATI’s Framework Agreement before submitting full-stage proposals – failure to do so will result in a failed application. This link will take you to our secure Adobe Sign page where you can read and sign the ATI Framework Agreement. Your digital signature will be reviewed by the ATI team and you will receive confirmation via email once the validation process is complete. Industrial partners should read the Guide to Industrial Contributions. Lead Partners should also ensure that they complete the Lead Partner Contact Form.

ATI Programme funding streams

Applicants are encouraged to read the General Guidance for Applicants before applying to any of the below funding streams.  Applicants should note that the funding process is competitive, and only the best applications will receive funding.  Should you require assistance please get in touch with the funding team.

Strategic Programme

The Strategic Programme is a comprehensive 2-stage assessment process suited to larger programmes typically accessing grants in excess of £1 million.

Your project must align with the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy.

Stage 1 requires applicants to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI); the EOI is assessed by the ATI.

Successful EOIs will be invited to Stage 2 to complete a Full Application. Once submitted, the Full Application will undergo ATI, BEIS and Innovate UK independent assessment in parallel. No further changes to the application are permitted once the submission deadline has passed.

EOI Competition opens Monday 4th April 2022
Submission Date (EOI closes) Wednesday 27th April 2022
EOI Notifications Wednesday 25th May 2022
Batch 37 FSA competition opens Monday 30th May 2022
Batch 37 Submission Date (FSA closes) Wednesday 6th July 2022
Batch 37 notifications Friday From 9th September 2022

 

EOI Competition opens Monday 6th June 2022 4th July 2022 1st August 2022
Submission Date (EOI closes) Wednesday 22nd June 2022 20th July 2022 17th August 2022
EOI Notifications Tuesday 12th July 2022 9th August 2022 6th September 2022
Batch 38 FSA competition opens Tuesday 30th August 2022
Batch 38 Submission Date (FSA closes) Wednesday 5th October 2022
Batch 38 notifications Friday From 9th December 2022

 

All applicants must sign the ATI’s Framework Agreement before submitting proposals.

R&D Funding for Smaller Business

This call supports and encourages industrial investment into the aerospace sector and its supply chain, through the funding of innovative and high impact projects. These projects will demonstrate forward-looking and disruptive solutions to UK civil aerospace challenges.

The ATI Programme partners are keen to do more to encourage collaborative research for smaller businesses and will set out details of the next call later this year through the ATI website.

NATEP

The National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP) is suited to smaller businesses and offers a maximum project size of £300k. As well as grant funding, the programme provides high calibre technical and management resource to help those companies accelerate the technology development towards market readiness.

Spring Call 2022
Competition opens 4th April 2022
Competition closes 18th May 2022
Notifications 8th July 2022

 

Autumn Call 2022
Competition opens 14th November 2022
Competition closes 11th January 2023
Notifications March 2023

 

Spring Call 2023
Competition opens 27th March 2023
Competition closes 10th May 2023
Notifications July 2023

 

More information on how to apply can be found here.

How to apply

Guidance for applicants can be found on the UK Government website. Please also ensure you have read the relevant governance documents, which can be found in our Funding FAQs. EOIs and applications are submitted and processed through the Innovation Funding Service portal on the UK Government website.

Help us improve

Your feedback is important to us. We are constantly trying to improve our process and how we engage with our network. You can submit feedback via our form here. Your comments will not affect the assessment of any current or future proposals through the ATI.