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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    HMRC – The Patent Box

    The Patent Box enables businesses to apply a lower rate of Corporation Tax (10%) to profits earned from its patented inventions. The business must own or exclusively license-in the patents and must have undertaken qualifying development on them.

    UK
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    Horizon Europe

    The EU's primary research and innovation framework programme running from 2021-2027, totalling €95.5bn, with the first programmes and funding calls published in April 2021. The framework includes an portfolio of different innovation funding schemes, with Cluster 5 (Climate Action) within Horizon Europe Global Challenges of specific relevance.

    Europe
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    Innovate UK

    UK's primary funding agency for supporting businesses develop new products, services, and processes they need to grow through innovation. Issues a range of competitive feasibility and industrial research grant calls, in addition to loan funding and overseeing knowledge transfer partnership funding.

    UK
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    Innovate UK – Smart

    Sector agnostic competitive grants supporting businesses, individually or in collaboration with research partners, to undertake product and process feasibility, industrial research and experimental development.

    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