Dissemination grants

Following the launch of our new implementation grant scheme and a review into the remit of our dissemination grant scheme, we have changed the remit of this scheme to better meet the needs of the research community.

Our new dissemination grants scheme provides funding to support the sharing of research knowledge and material beyond researcher’s own peer groups. It encourages researchers to communicate and engage with people who may be helped and supported by the outcomes of their research.

Target audiences may include people affected by dementia, professional carers and care home staff; clinicians, nurses, psychologists and other allied health professions; as well as NHS employees, managers, commissioners and policy makers. 

The aim of these grants is to encourage people to understand how research outcomes can improve their work or lives, and how the research findings could be used in future practice and help people affected by dementia

Alzheimer’s Society welcomes creative dissemination ideas. Examples of dissemination activities may include:

  • public engagement workshops;
  • cross-disciplinary conferences eg. across clinical, social and biomedical research fields and/or involvement of people affected by dementia in the development or delivery of conferences;
  • artistic exhibits, performances or festivals;
  • adapting materials for different audiences;
  • interactive technologies, databases and audio-visual products;
  • media events (such as interviews, or television or radio presentations) or written articles in newspapers or weekly or monthly magazines;
  • software or NetWare;
  • educational aids, instruments or equipment;
  • virtual networking and interactions.

Please note the following activities are not eligible for this scheme: conference attendance; journal publications; and apps designed for people affected by dementia that are not research-focussed.

We welcome applications from both Alzheimer’s Society funded and non-Alzheimer’s Society funded research, including projects we have partnered on. For instance; research we have supported through involving our service users and or Research Network Volunteers, or more complex partnership activities.


Applicants may apply for up to £2,500 to support their dissemination activity.

In exceptional circumstances Alzheimer’s Society may consider applications for more than £2,500. If this is the case, please get in touch with the Research team to discuss your application.


The principal applicant must have a contract of employment at a UK University, NHS site or other recognised higher research institution, which covers the proposed duration of the grant.

Alzheimer’s Society involvement

In some cases Alzheimer’s Society can support the delivery of your project. If you would like support from Alzheimer’s Society, please get in touch to discuss your request, providing as much detail as possible on what you expect as this will help us to make an immediate assessment of whether we can offer the support. Please note that it may not always be possible for Alzheimer’s Society to support your project as requested.

To apply

Applications must be submitted through our online grants system:grants.alzheimers.org.uk

Applications will be processed after the following deadlines:

  • 28 February 2018; decisions communicated in March
  • 31 May 2018; with decisions communicated in June
  • 31 August 2018; with decisions communicated in September.

Applications will be reviewed and funding awarded by a panel of Alzheimer's Society staff and volunteers, representing the range of work that we do.