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.
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)
|Phase 1 funding allocation (million £)
Programme funding allocation for Phase 2 Assessment Windows
|Assessment Window (AW)
|Phase 2 funding allocation for detailed design (million £)
|Phase 2 funding allocation for capital delivery (million £)
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 email@example.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
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.
If you have any questions about the Programme, please get in touch with us:
Phone: 020 3096 3106
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.