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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    INTERREG Europe

    The EC's Interreg Programme provides grant funding to support European regional development and promote of economic, social and cultural development of the EU. First calls for funding expected in early 2022.

    Europe
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    Laudes Foundation

    Independent foundation launched in 2020, as a response to the dual crises of climate change and inequality. They support innovative efforts that inspire and challenge industry to harness its power for good.

    International
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    London Co-Investment Fund

    £25m equity fund set up to address current SMEs finance gaps. The scheme leverages equity funding into early stage growth firms as they emerge from private accelerators, incubators and support programmes. LCIF co-invests in seed rounds between £250,000-£1m, led by co-investment partners.

    London
  • Air quality

    Mayor’s Air Quality Fund

    A £22m fund over 10 years to support projects led by London boroughs to improve air quality.

    London
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    Mayor’s Resilience Fund

    £1m innovation programme in partnership with Nesta and funded by the LEAP: provides up to £30,000 in grant funding to support the testing, prototyping and scaling of innovative solutions to key challenges London is facing. Ten challenges have been launched, including areas focused on air quality, smart mobility and renewable energy.

    London
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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