Applications open today for the Design Council's new grant to help designers get the message across to business about the benefits of design, drive up demand for design services and put design at the heart of economic growth.
The grants will help improve the reach and impact of the existing initiatives around the country which promote the benefits of design, many of which are organised by the national bodies and regional design networks.
The aim is to support the design organisations to work with their members to promote design, build skills and capability and create a "drumbeat" for design nationwide.
Design organisations are being invited to apply for grants to help them improve the reach and impact of their existing activities which target design buyers and users.
The closing date for submissions is 30th July 2010.