resources Funders

Sources of public and charitable trust grant funding and investment support (debt finance, tax relief schemes) for cleantech R&D, project development and business growth

  • CC- Clean energy

    Net Zero Innovation Portfolio

    The Net Zero Innovation Portfolio provides funding for low-carbon technologies and systems. Decreasing the costs of decarbonisation, the Portfolio will help enable the UK to end its contribution to climate change

    London
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    UKRI

    Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £7 billion, UKRI brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England. Offers a diverse range of research funding opportunities, fosters international collaborations, and supports training and career development of researchers and young scientists.

    UK
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    Mayor’s Energy Efficiency Fund

    A £500m fund, established by the GLA with funding from the European Commission, designed to help small businesses and public sector organisations invest in low-carbon measures such as battery storage, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and small-scale renewable energy generation.

    London
  • Green infrastructure & biodiversity

    Natural environment investment readiness fund (NEIRF)

    Competitive grants scheme run by Environment Agency, providing grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to support the development of environmental projects in England that have the ability to scale and produce revenue from ecosystem services to attract and repay investment.

    UK
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    Future Neighbourhoods 2030 programme

    Programme funded by the Greater London Authority of which the first £3m will support 2-4 communities in the most climate vulnerable areas to drive innovation across decarbonising buildings, energy systems and transport, support the circular economy, creating green and adapted places.

    London
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    Quadrature Climate Foundation

    Private foundation providing financial support to people working to help urgently reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere

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    Good Growth Fund

    Mayor of London's regeneration programme to support growth and community development in London with latest rounds having a particular focus on air quality initiatives.

    London
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    Salix Fund

    Manages UK Government funding schemes to support the public sector to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills.

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    Greater London Investment Fund

    A £100m fund established to provide loan and equity finance for sustainable and ambitious SMEs. Debt finance is managed by FSE Group and Equity investments by MMC.

    London
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    SMP COSME

    The SME strand of the EU's SMP will provide various forms of support to businesses in particular SMEs to foster a favourable business environment and entrepreneurial culture, facilitate access to markets, reduce administrative burden, support uptake of innovation and address global and societal challenges.

    Europe