Equipment grants

The purpose of our equipment grant scheme is to provide funding support for large piece(s) of equipment which will support current and future research, particularly that of strategic importance.  Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the charity prior to preparing an application to ensure that their application fits the remit of this funding scheme. 

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 contact them directly to confirm any internal deadlines or processes which may apply. 


Meeting       Application deadline Decision
2020 Summer 1 April 2020 July 2019
 2020 Autumn 14 September 2020 December 2019


Applicants are strongly advised to discuss their application with their relevant research office before preparing an application. 


Steps required to prepare and submit your grant applications

Contact details

Please enure you contact the research offices well in advance of the submission deadline


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


General scheme queries

T: 020 7566 2632