The Sustainable Innovation Fund: Round 1

UK registered businesses can apply for funding for new projects focusing on sustainable economic recovery from Covid-19.

Total eligible costs must be between £100,000 and £500,000 and each organisation working alone or in a collaboration can claim a maximum of £175,000.

Proposals must show evidence of key challenges as a direct consequence of Covid-19, and how your project can help solve them.

Projects can also focus on:

  • decarbonisation, circular economy and/or biodiversity
  • climate change and environmental sustainability
  • geographic or regionally-targeted innovation
  • innovation that is aimed at commercial or residential users
  • innovations that work across more than one sector
  • follow-on international opportunities that help the UK lead the world

Industrial research projects and experimental development projects may also be eligible.


This stage of the competition closes on Wednesday 29th July 2020 11am.

For more details, click here

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