Low Carbon Innovation Funding: application information

Details on the application process for the Low Carbon Innovation Funding Invitation, part of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).

You can also download frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to applications.

Information on applications

Stage 1 Development Support funding will help develop project proposals to become investment-ready. Following successful completion of Stage 1, where projects are eligible, there will be an opportunity for further funding as part of Stage 2 which is focussed on capital support in order to make projects fully operational.

Value: up to £100,000 which must be match funded by the project (can be partially matched 'in kind' with staff time where appropriate).

Type of funds: the support is likely to be offered in the form of procured professional advisors who will help project partners to develop a project proposal; or a direct grant only where in-house expertise for project development, financial and technical skills, can be clearly demonstrated.

Final deadline for receipt of Development Application: 30 April 2018

Timescale: development proposals must be completed by 30 June 2019 at the latest

Stage 2 Capital Support funding where projects can demonstrate that they have a project has a completed investment case demonstrating readiness for capital support

Value: up to £10 million capital which must be match funded by the project. The financial support represents a funding contribution of up to £10 million per project, where the contribution represents a maximum of 50% of total project capital cost.

Type of funds: repayable assistance.

Enabling support: projects may be considered for enabling support up to £100,000 per project as contribution towards consultancy costs and project management costs.

Expression of Interest deadline: 30 April 2018

An invitation to submit a Full Application for Capital Support will be issued to successful projects following the completion of the Expression of Interest assessment process. A detailed business case, full financial model, heads of terms to confirm match funding, and legal agreements to support energy end use will be required with the full application.

Final Capital Application Deadline: 15 August 2018

Timescale: projects must be commissioned by 30 September 2021.

The deadline for applications for development support, and expression of interest forms for capital support, was 30 April 2018.

Download frequently asked questions below

LCITP - Low Carbon Innovation Funding application FAQs.pdf


Email: lcitp@gov.scot

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