Equipment grants

The purpose of this scheme is to provide funding support for large piece(s) of equipment which will support current and future research, particularly that of strategic importance.

Our expectation is that requests will only be made for centralised, multi-user pieces of equipment which will enhance and advance more than one area of research and where a clear cost recovery and sustainability plan has been considered. 

What’s included

Funding can be requested for direct equipment cost (or contribution towards). A minimum request of £50,000 is expected as this scheme is not intended to support the purchase of small or research team specific items of equipment.

Key dates

The dates below are the deadlines for receipt of completed applications by Moorfields Eye Charity.  Applicants must ensure that they allow sufficient time for their research offices to consider and approve applications prior to these deadlines.  

Please ensure you check the confirmed deadline dates ahead of submitting any application to ensure you are aware of any changes to above anticipated deadlines


Meeting       Application deadline
 2017 Autumn 20 October 2017 [confirmed]
 2018 Summer 1 April 2018 [anticipated deadline]
 2018 Autumn 6 August [anticipated deadline]


Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their application with their relevant research office before preparing an application and refer to the pre-submission details below


Steps required to prepare and submit your grant applications


Contact details


Completed applications must be emailed to no later than 5pm on the date of the advertised deadlines.


General scheme queries

Cath Thums, Grants Officer

T: 020 7566 2632