Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: Autumn 2022 - how to apply
Phase 2 of the IETF provides grant funding for feasibility and engineering studies, and for the deployment of industrial energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation projects.
Applies to England, Northern Ireland and Wales
Update: 15 December 2022
The competition deadline has been extended to 17 February 2023.
IETF Phase 2: Autumn 2022 provides approximately £70 million of grant funding for the following project types:
- studies - feasibility and engineering studies to enable companies to investigate identified energy efficiency and decarbonisation projects prior to making an investment decision
- energy efficiency - deployment of technologies to reduce industrial energy consumption
- deep decarbonisation - deployment of technologies to achieve industrial emissions savings
This is the last currently planned application window, so we encourage you to apply if you have a suitable project.
The Phase 2: Autumn 2022 competition is open to businesses of any size registered and operating in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Some IETF funding rules may differ for businesses based in Northern Ireland.
If your site is based in Scotland, you can apply for the Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (SIETF). Contact IETF@gov.scot for more information.
Non-road mobile machinery
In this application window, the IETF will also support projects that improve the energy efficiency and/or reduce emissions of non-road mobile machinery (NRMM). The machinery must be necessary to, and a part of, the industrial process located within the boundary of the eligible site. More information can be found in the applicant guidance.
Your business must operate an existing site which falls into one of the following SIC codes:
|Eligible industrial processes||SIC codes|
|Mining and quarrying||05101 through to 05200
07100 through to 08990
|Manufacturing||10000 through to 33200|
|Recovery and recycling of materials||38320|
Please check the SIC code you were allocated at the time of registering at Companies House. If the parent company SIC Code does not reflect the activity carried out at your site, for example where a data centre is owned by a telecoms company, you may still be eligible.
The guidance document provides more detail on the eligibility criteria. You can also contact us about eligibility at firstname.lastname@example.org: type ‘Eligibility screening assessment request’ as the subject line of the email.
Minimum and maximum thresholds
The funding will be awarded as grants towards the total costs of successful proposals. Your proposal must fall within the stated minimum and maximum award thresholds in this table. Unless otherwise specified, thresholds refer to the minimum and maximum grant that you can apply for.
|Funding applied for||Minimum threshold per application||Maximum threshold per project|
|Energy efficiency deployment projects||£100,000||£14 million|
|Deep decarbonisation deployment projects||£100,000||£30 million|
|Engineering studies||£50,000 (total eligible cost)||£14 million|
|Feasibility studies||£30,000 (total eligible cost)||£7 million|
How to apply
The Autumn 2022 competition is open to applications:
- read the guidance
- watch a step-by-step video tutorial of how to complete the IETF application form
- complete and submit the application form by 3pm on Friday 17 February 2023
Get in touch
If you need more information about Phase 2 of the IETF or the application process for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, please contact the BEIS IETF team at email@example.com.
Stakeholder events and clinics
We run events and clinics throughout the competition window to inform businesses about the scope of the competitions, eligibility criteria and the application process. These are also opportunities for you to speak to us directly about potential projects and applications for funding:
- register for our IETF Phase 2 stakeholder briefing webinar, Tuesday 11 October, 10am to 12pm
- register for our non-road mobile machinery webinar, Tuesday 26 October, 11am to 12pm
- register for our live Technology Showcase event on Thursday 17 November, 10am to 16.00pm
- register for our fortnightly stakeholder clinics, Tuesday 25 October 2022 – Tuesday 4 January 2023, 10am to 11am
Other useful sources
Listen to our IETF Phase 2 podcast series with key BEIS officials, competition winners, stakeholders and industry experts.
Read our IETF Phase 2 policy statement which explains the design choices.
To find out about past competition winners visit the Phase 1 winners page.
Last updated 16 December 2022 + show all updates
Competition deadline extended to 17 February 2023.
Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: Autumn 2022 is now open to applications.