Which? Fund

Deadline: 
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 - 11:59pm

Grants for UK registered charities are available to support research projects aiming to improve understanding of the specific consumer harms experienced by diverse and disadvantaged communities and to develop evidence-based solutions to tackle these harms.

Consumer harm can take many forms, and can be difficult to spot, particularly in digital markets. In some circumstances, certain groups of consumers - for example, low-income households, women, people living with disabilities or health conditions, or members of diverse ethnic communities - might be exposed to more harm than other groups.

This funding will support research projects aiming to improve understanding of the specific consumer harms these communities experience, and develop evidence-based solutions.

The research projects should cover Which?'s four impact areas of money, consumer rights and protections, digital life and scams.

A total of £75,000 is available for 2021/22. There is no set minimum or maximum grant.

There is a two-stage application process:

  • Stage 1 – applicants should email Linda Ogbenna to request a copy of the outline application. The deadline is 11:59 on 29 September 2021.
  • Stage 2 – short listed applicants will automatically be sent a full application form by email.