Guidance

Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme: guidance and application forms

How to apply for the Industrial Heat Recovery Support (IHRS) Programme.

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Industrial Heat Recovery Support (IHRS) programme: guidance note

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Application registration: form

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Checkpoint 0: form

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Checkpoint 1: form

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Checkpoint 2: form

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Phase 1 Application: workbook

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Phase 2 Application: workbook

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Draft: Grant funding agreement

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Draft: Grant offer letter

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Details

10 December 2018 Updates:

*draft Grant Offer Letter and draft Grant Funding Agreement published * guidance updated (Section 3.5 Tables 3 and 4, sections 3.5.2, 4.1.2, 5.1.1, Appendix D Table 15 Section 4): further detail on reasonableness of costs, feasibility study eligibility, and the application registration form requirements

The Industrial Heat Recovery Support (IHRS) Programme is a competitive grant funding programme in 2 phases, which aims to:

  • increase industry confidence to invest in technologies to recover heat from industrial processes
  • increase the deployment of such technologies in England and Wales

Phase 1 supports Concept and Definition activities, providing grant funding for:

  • Feasibility study and Preliminary Engineering; or
  • Preliminary Engineering only (for applicants who have already undertaken a feasibility study independent of the IHRS)

Phase 2 supports implementation activities including detailed design, construction, commissioning, operation start up, and post project evaluation by providing grant funding.

The IHRS programme’s total funding is £18 million:

  • £12 million designated Capital Expenditure
  • £6 million designated Programme Expenditure

All grant funding will be provided in line with State Aid rules.

Funding available

In each application window the minimum amount of funding available is detailed in the tables below.

Programme funding allocation for Phase 1 Assessment Windows

Assessment Window (AW) AW1 AW2 AW3 AW4 AW5 AW6 Total
Phase 1 funding allocation (million £) 3.0 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 4.2

Programme funding allocation for Phase 2 Assessment Windows

Assessment Window (AW) AW1 AW2 AW3 AW4 AW5 Total
Phase 2 funding allocation for detailed design (million £) 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.8
Phase 2 funding allocation for capital delivery (million £) 7.5 3.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 12.0

Application steps

The IHRS Programme is now open to all applications. Please follow these 4 key steps:

  • Step 1: complete the Application Registration Form and email it to ihrsprogramme@icf.com
  • Step 2: once you receive the registration confirmation email, submit the relevant Checkpoint form, following the instructions provided
  • Step 3: when you have approval to proceed with the full application, submit the Application Workbook
  • Step 4: applications will then be competitively assessed during the next assessment window, and you will be notified of the outcome

Programme scope

The Programme is open to companies in all industrial manufacturing sectors as set out in the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes 10-33. The Programme is also open to Data Centres. It is technology neutral and supports the deployment of Technology Readiness Level 9 or commercially available technologies only.

Contact

If you have any questions about the Programme, please get in touch with us:

Email: ihrsprogramme@icf.com

Phone: 020 3096 3106

IHRS events

The Question and Answer session from the IHRS Workshop on the 30 October 2018 has been incorporated into the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

Webinars - assistance with applications

Weekly lunchtime webinars to assist applicants with the application process took place in November 2018. The last in the series is on:

  • Wednesday 28 November 2018, 13:00-14:00 (Phase 1) and 14:00-15:00 (Phase 2)

Register here or email ihrsprograme@icf.com

Trade Association talks

The IHRS team will be speaking at a number of Trade Association meetings leading up to December. Contact your Trade Association for further details. If you are a Trade Association and would like to host the IHRS team at one of your meetings, please email ihrsprograme@icf.com.

Published 20 July 2018
Last updated 10 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Draft Grant Offer Letter and draft Grant Funding Agreement published. Guidance updated (Section 3.5 Tables 3 and 4, sections 3.5.2, 4.1.2, 5.1.1, Appendix D Table 15 Section 4): further detail on reasonableness of costs, feasibility study eligibility, and the application registration form requirements.
  2. Guidance document (Section 5.1.1, pages 37-38) updated to amend the position on state aid funding for the IHRS programme.
  3. Details of minimum amount of funding available added
  4. Feedback on IHRS guidance period now closed
  5. IHRS launch - forms, guidance notes and workbooks updated
  6. First published.