BAS Small Grants for Initiatives in Aphasia

British Aphasiology Society Small Grants for Initiatives in Aphasia (SGIA, previously: Seed Fund)

Call for applications will open in Summer 2024

The British Aphasiology Society would like to fund initiatives in aphasia – UK based activities that involve and benefit people with aphasia and their family members/carers. Some examples might be: support for events or activities for people with aphasia, focus groups, or pilot research. This list is not intended to be prescriptive. Such activities may be led by or organised with the involvement of people with aphasia, and will meet one or more of the following aims:

1. to promote knowledge of aphasia
2. to promote knowledge of aphasia treatment, and make its evidence base accessible
3. to promote and draw upon the expertise of people with aphasia
4. to share, discuss and collaborate on research with people with aphasia and their family members/carers

See details of previously funded IASF projects (and then check your downloads folder), there's also a short video you can watch that demonstrates how some past funding was used here.

What to apply for
Funding of up to £1500 is available per application, and can be used to supplement other funding that the applicants have already secured. Funding must be spent within 12 months of the project start date, at which point any unspent funds are to be returned. Funds will be provided to successful applicants in the form of a cheque at the start of the project.

This scheme does not fund the purchase of resources for individual people with aphasia.

All applications will undergo anonymous review. At least two BAS committee members and one person with aphasia will review each application and present their views on eligibility for funding to the Committee for a final decision. The BAS Committee reserves the right to decide how many awards it will make in any one year.

Preparing your application
Please click on one of the following links (and then check your downloads folder) for:

Application guidance

Applications should be submitted through the Small Grant online application form. If your application has been submitted successfully, you will receive an automated confirmation email (please check you have received this). Additional documents (e.g. the aphasia-friendly summary) should be submitted via email to If for any reason you do not receive a confirmation, please email

Link to Application Form page is HERE

Call for applications will open in Summer 2024

BAS is committed to continuing to support initiatives in aphasia and to ensuring equality of access to Small Grants. We are currently working on plans to support applicants with no or limited experience of funding applications to access mentorship and support.

For further information, contact

Áine Kearns
BAS Small Grants Coordinator