Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 1: how to apply

Phase 1 of the IETF provides grant funding for feasibility and engineering studies and for industrial energy efficiency deployment projects.


IETF deployment guidance (link to Innovation Funding Service site)

IETF studies guidance (link to Innovation Funding Service site)

Project benefit calculator

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Phase 1 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) opens on 20 July 2020. You will be able to submit your application via the Innovation Funding Service pages once Phase 1 is open.

This page provides guidance in advance about the programme and the eligibility criteria.

Phase 1 project types

Phase 1 will provide funding for:

  • projects deploying technologies that improve the energy efficiency, specifically of industrial processes
  • feasibility and engineering studies of energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation projects


Phase 1 opens 20 July 2020.


  • organisations within the manufacturing SIC codes 10-33
  • data centres

The documents here provide more detail on the eligibility criteria.

Scotland will have a separate programme, details to be made available here, which will be managed by the Scottish government.


  • the funding will be provided as grants
  • the minimum grant companies can receive for energy efficiency deployment projects will be £250,000
  • the total eligible costs for engineering studies must be at least £100,000
  • the total eligible costs for feasibility studies must be at least £60,000

For energy efficiency deployment projects, you must use the project benefit calculator in your application.

Fund management

  • Innovate UK is managing Phase 1 delivery for England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • up to £30 million of funding will be available

Get in touch

If you need more information about the application process for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, please contact Innovate UK:

For enquiries relating to industrial energy efficiency or decarbonisation in Scotland, please contact the Scottish Government at

Published 29 June 2020