AWS IMAGINE Grant U.K. & Ireland

A public grant opportunity open to registered nonprofit charities who are using cloud technology to accelerate their missions.

Round One applications accepted: May 3 — June 3, 2024

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Imagine a better world — grants for nonprofits

Our goal is to empower nonprofit organisations to prioritise technology as a mission-critical component of their projects and provide support for organisations pursuing technology-driven goals. As part of the program, we are seeking proposals for pilot projects, proofs of concept, or existing programs that utilise technology in a new or expanded way.


AWS IMAGINE Grant award category

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) IMAGINE Grant offers one distinct award category for the United Kingdom and Ireland nonprofit organisations with active registered charity number status to receive support based on their organisational goals and the stage in their technology adoption journeys. As part of the program, we are seeking proposals from eligible nonprofits that fit the requirements below:

For nonprofit charities advancing think big, mission-critical projects in the cloud

The Go Further, Faster Award

The Go Further, Faster award will provide support for highly innovative projects that leverage the cloud. These projects will have the potential to produce scaled, repeatable solutions and may impact an entire industry or field. They will be force multipliers for organisations and will include the application of and/or seek integrations with advanced cloud services, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high performance computing (HPC), Internet of Things (IoT), and more. The Go Further, Faster award includes cash funding, AWS Promotional Credits, AWS marketing support, engagement with AWS technical specialists, and more.

Award package includes:

  • Up to $50,000 USD of financial support
  • Up to $16,000 USD in AWS Promotional Credit
  • Project kickoff workshop and implementation support from AWS technical specialist(s)
  • An opportunity for AWS marketing promotion


*Amazon Web Services (AWS) reserves the right to determine actual awarded amounts at its sole discretion.

Download U.K. Instructions ›

The 2023-2024 AWS IMAGINE Grant recipients

The Go Further, Faster Award


Bat Conservation Trust is creating an end-to-end data pipeline to record environmental soundscapes to enhance its automated sound classification system, Sound Classification System v2. By leveraging a scalable data warehouse and AI/ML, Sound Classification System v2 will be used as an open-source model to process other types of big biodiversity data.


Rowcroft House Foundation Ltd is creating a state-of-the-art independent living digital monitoring system, leveraging AI/ML to enhance the lives of their residence and family members. 


National Biodiversity Network Trust is modernizing their National Biodiversity Network Atlas which will accelerate the time between submission and publication of data, getting information in the hands faster to the UK conservation community. 

AWS IMAGINE Grant award packages include:

Cash funding

Cash funding

Funding to support project implementation.
Promotional credit

AWS Promotional Credit

AWS Promotional Credit to offset costs associated with launching winning project workloads on AWS.
AWS technical specialists

Access to AWS technical specialists

Work with AWS experts and leverage partners to bring your project to life on AWS.
AWS marketing promotion

Opportunity for AWS marketing promotion

Share your story and inspire other nonprofit leaders to use cloud technology for the greater good.

The application cycle for the 2024 AWS IMAGINE Grant is now open.

Please download application instructions and guidelines to learn more.

For more information about eligibility and application criteria, please see FAQ