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Fusion Investment Fund launch

FIF is open!

Excuse me? You don’t know what FIF is?

FIF stands for the Fusion Investment Fund. It is designed to support staff in developing as researchers, educators and practitioners. Since its inception in 2012, FIF has funded over 200 projects with awards totalling more than £1.9m.

Want to know more?

Two funding strands are available to staff: Co-creation and co-production strand (CCCP), and Staff mobility and networking strand (SMN).

For all the policy documents, Fund FAQs and information about applying, please visit the FIF intranet pages.


Please direct all initial enquiries to the Fusion Investment Fund Co-ordinator, Sue Townrow, at Fusion Fund.

The Fusion Investment Fund is managed by Samantha Leahy-Harland.


Fusion Investment Fund application? Need any help?

It’s just a week now until the deadline for FIF. We have put two items on the website which might help if you are fine-tuning your application.

If you couldn’t make it to the awareness sessions you might like to look at the presentation slides. Nowhere near as good as actually being there of course! But it might help a little.

Also we’ve put together a checklist of the most common problems to avoid. Many applications fail on one or more of these points – don’t let yours be one of those!

There’s lots more information on the website, including the policy docs and FAQs. Frankly, the chances of being successful if you HAVEN’T read these is pretty slim, so do take a look.

Good luck!