Deadline: August 7, 2019 12:00 (BST)| Register here
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Eligibility: Any UK business claiming funding must be eligible to receive state aid at the time of confirming you will be awarded funding. You can claim up to £3 million in grant funding. Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £2 million and £20 million.

Prospering from the Energy Revolution Fund 2019

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will invest up to £30 million in revolutionary designs for local energy systems. Designs must deliver cleaner, cheaper energy services and create more prosperous and resilient communities across the UK.

This competition is part of a wider Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) programme called Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER).

The aim is to create a pipeline of highly innovative, ambitious and investable local energy system designs that will be ready to roll out across the UK in the 2020s. We are looking to fund a portfolio of projects, across a variety of technologies, markets, technological maturities and research categories.

Your project

Projects must start on 1 January 2020 and end by 31 December 2021. All projects should last no longer than 24 months.

Proposals wishing to claim in excess of £3 million and up to £5 million in grant funding will be considered. This is if the project is of exceptional scale and ambition and you can demonstrate that extra funding will drive substantially higher leverage and value for money. You must provide full justification by email to at least 10 days before the competition closes. It will be decided whether to approve your request.

Projects should provide private funding that at least matches public funding, but our independent assessors will see private funding leverage as important evidence of value for money. It is hoped that projects will have at least a 2:1 leverage of grant funding overall. That means that we would like you to provide an investment of at least 2 times the amount you are being funded.

You must carry out your project work in the UK and intend to exploit the results from or in the UK.

Lead applicant

To lead a project you must be a:

  • UK based business
  • RTO
  • public sector organisation
  • university
  • higher education institution
  • Catapult
  • or a local authority or similar body

The lead organisation must claim grant through this competition. At least 2 other organisations in the consortium must also claim grant.

Interested in applying for the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Fund 2019? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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