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The 2023 Breathable Cities Accelerator Programme is now closed.
Please get in touch to register for more information about other programmes from Growth Studio.

Frequently Asked Questions 

No, it is free to register, apply and join. It won’t cost you anything. We will support you with a £10,000 non-equity grant to cover your expenses while on the programme. We will pay the grant in three instalments ; at the programme’s start, middle and end.

There are 10 teams on the programme.

We are looking for solutions that can reduce air pollution in urban environments. Ideally, something that can apply to freight, transport, construction, and indoor air pollution – but if your startup doesn’t cover those four areas, please do still apply, as we’re open to hearing from any business that can tackle air pollution.

We are looking for companies with a minimum viable product (MVP), so you’ll be beyond the idea stage. You’ll need to be a UK-registered company, and as the programme’s focus is helping you get investment-ready, you’ll be looking to raise money now or soon after the programme.

Finally, we look for enthusiastic, ambitious, investible founders who will commit to the programme.

The programme lasts between 12 and 14 weeks and is designed to be non-invasive, allowing you to work on your business while attending. Although the programme team is London-based, we want ideas from all over the UK. We’ll ask you to participate in key days and workshops in London during the programme, but we will run a hybrid programme. The grant we give you will help cover your travel expenses.

The programme launched in April 2023 and is now closed to further applicants. Please contact us for more information about future air quality programmes.

The Breathable Cities 2023 programme is now closed.  Please register your interest so we can let you know when we launch another relevant programme.



Impact on Urban Health has a seed fund that could invest up to £150,000 in a small number of startups that have been through the programme. Investment is not guaranteed, and the team will undertake the same process as you’d expect from any other investors.

Although the programme is now closed, we are happy to answer any further questions you may have about Breathable Cities or Growth Studio. Please contact us via this website.