Funding Opportunities

August 19, 2017, the recent funding opportunities for FY17/18 onwards, announced earlier this year are now closed. The MEPF may issue a further call in October 2017 for small projects targeting specific areas of research, the details of which will be announced on this website. Further calls are expected in FY17/18 and FY19/20. For more information please see our news page.

Additional proposals will be sought soon for the following:

  • Full proposals for projects over £100k, based on project specifications, to commence in September 2008.

Please note that the preparation of any EOIs are entirely at the bidder’s risk, as there is no guarantee of funding being available until the outcome of the Defra public consultation on the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) is known. The consultation document announced the intention for ALSF funding to continue for 3 years, commencing 1 April 2008. The proposals include £4M pa to be distributed through the Marine Environment Protection Fund. The public consultation closes on 29 April 2008, and the outcome is likely to be known in June. However, the Marine ALSF Steering Group has decided to begin the commissioning process in advance of the funding outcome, to enable some projects to commence as soon as the funds are made available.