Round 2 will open to applications on Monday 27 November 2017 and close on Friday 9 February 2018.
We would encourage all applicants to consider the general feedback
provided for round 1 and to consider the updated bid documentation and frequently asked questions
for round 2 which will be available ahead of the round 2 launch.
Following feedback from round 1, the application form has been updated to a Word document format.
In an attempt to improve the quality and ambition of category 3 bids we are setting out a requirement for an expression of interest to be submitted ahead of a full bid.
We will provide feedback on those expressions of interest and guidance as to whether a formal bid should be considered.
Expressions of interest for category 3 will close on Friday 5 January
to allow time for feedback to be given.
A link to all of the relevant documentation for Round 2 bids can be accessed here.