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Find funding to help your business become greener

Almost £5 billion of funding is available to help UK businesses become greener as part of the government’s commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Funding opportunities will be awarded to businesses investing in green technologies to increase energy efficiency or reduce carbon emissions.

Before you apply for funding

  1. Explore and find the right funding for your business needs.

  2. Check you’re eligible for the funding as the requirements vary for each type of fund.

Find current funding

This list is updated as new funding becomes available.

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: Summer 2022 competition

Opens: 30 May 2022 to 9 September 2022
Available: England, Northern Ireland and Wales only

£70 million grant fund for feasibility and engineering studies, and the deployment of industrial energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation projects.

Apply for the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: Summer 2022 competition

Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator Programme

The Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator Programme provides funding for innovation projects that demonstrate end-to-end industrial fuel switching to hydrogen.

Stream 1 closes 21 July 2022

Stream 2A closes to applications: 23 June 2022

Read more about the Proposed Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator Programme

Net Zero Hydrogen Fund Strands 1 and 2

The NZHF aims to support the commercial deployment of new low carbon hydrogen production projects during the 2020s.

Strand 1 provides development expenditure (DEVEX) support for front end engineering design (FEED) and post-FEED studies for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities

Strand 1 closed on 23 June 2022. Due to an error on the Innovation Funding Service (IFS) that affected certain user accounts, Innovate UK made the decision to extend the competition deadline by 24 hours to 11am 23 June 2022.

Strand 2 provides capital expenditure (CAPEX) support for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities to begin deployment in the early 2020s.

We have extended the strand 2 application window for an additional week.

Green Home Finance Accelerator

Competition to support the development of innovative green finance products and services, enabling homeowners to decarbonise their homes and improve thermal comfort.

Opening Spring 2022

Read more about the Green Home Finance Accelerator


View past funding

View funding recently closed to applicants.

Published 19 April 2021
Last updated 28 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added link to the Proposed Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator Programme.

  2. Added Heat Pump Ready fund (open), Green Home Finance Accelerator (forthcoming) and Flexible Innovation Programme (forthcoming).

  3. Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: Autumn 2021 opens 27 September 2021.

  4. Applications to the Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 Competition are closed.

  5. First published.