Funding

This is your one-stop shop for all the latest energy-based funding opportunities available across the North East and Yorkshire.

Check out our latest funding opportunities; simply click on the fund name to read further information.

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Clean Growth Fund

£40 million


The fund was launched in May 2020.


Community Renewal Fund

With a total value of £220 million, lead authorities should produce a shortlist of projects in their area up to a maximum of £3 million.


Proposals need to be submitted to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government by Friday 18 June 2021.


EU City Facility

Awards are for €60,000.


The current call for bids is from Friday 26 March to Monday 31 May 2021. A further two calls are planned.


Green Heat Network Fund

A proposed £270 million, supporting a maximum of 50% of capital costs of projects, with maximum bids to be confirmed.


Replacing Heat Networks Delivery Unit, the Green Heat Network Fund was open for consultation until January 2021 and will be open from April 2022 for three years, with quarterly bidding windows.


Green Heat Network Fund Transition Scheme (second application round)

£10 million


Open for applications on Monday, the 30th of August 2021. This second application round will close to applications at 12.00 noon on Thursday the 7th of October 2021.


Homes Upgrade Grant

A proposed £150 million.


Guidance and eligibility criteria expected in summer 2021, with programme delivery open from January 2022.


Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

£40 million.


The first phase opened on Monday 8 March 2021 and closes on Wednesday 14 July 2021.


MCS Charitable Foundation

Grants will usually be for £5,000 to £50,000. In exceptional cases grants will be considered for higher amounts up to £100,000. Projects with match funding will be looked upon favourably.


The next deadline is Monday 19 July 2021.


Net Zero Hydrogen Fund

A proposed £240 million, with maximum bids to be confirmed.


A consultation document is due in summer 2021, along with the government’s new hydrogen strategy. The fund is set to open in 2021/2022.


Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund Phase 2

£75million of grant funding is available. Bids up to a maximum of £5million will be considered. There is no minimum bid.


The fund opens on Wednesday 7 April 2021. All projects that receive funding must be fully installed before 31 March 2022.


Further Information and resources

North East

Keep up to date with funding and support services provided for businesses in the Tees Valley including energy efficiency support by heading to https://www.teesvalleybusiness.com/

Energy funding and support services are also available by searching for ‘energy’ on the North East Growth Hub.


Hull and East Yorkshire

Businesses can access support to reduce their energy costs, cut their greenhouse gas emissions, install new technologies and access advice through the Humber Growth Hub.

Support and grants are also available from the SparkFund.


York and North Yorkshire

Businesses can access support and grants through the Resource Efficient Business (REBiz) programme.

Support is available for anyone interested in developing anaerobic digestion and circular economy projects in Yorkshire through the Biorenewables Development Centre.

Support grants are also available from experts through the SparkFund and York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub.


West Yorkshire

Support is available for anyone interested in developing anaerobic digestion and circular economy projects in Yorkshire through the Biorenewables Development Centre.


Sheffield City Region

Support is available for anyone interested in developing anaerobic digestion and circular economy projects in Yorkshire through the Biorenewables Development Centre.

Find out more about energy strategy in your region