Apply for the Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund

This £10 million fund aims to help commercial deployment of tidal projects. Deployment of projects has been extended to September 2020.

How to apply

To apply for support from the Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund you need to follow these steps:

  • please read this guide before attempting to fill out the application form
  • ensure you meet the eligibility and assessment criteria
  • complete all sections of the Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund application form (attached word document)
  • ensure you have read and understood the privacy policy
  • ensure a senior member of the lead organisation, such as Chief Executive or Director, also supports the application by ticking the box and providing their name and position in the form
  • use the checklist to ensure you have provided the required documentation
  • submit the application form and supporting documents to

Application processing

  • once your completed application has been received it will be assessed by a panel convened by Scottish Government officials
  • you will receive a confirmation receipt of your application and will be advised on when the panel will consider your application
  • if your application is successful, you will contacted by the Emerging Energy Technologies Team to agree the terms and form of funding
  • if your application is unsuccessful, you will receive feedback from the assessment panel and all possible efforts will be made to direct your project towards a more appropriate support mechanism

Changes in circumstances

Any changes in circumstances, which would affect your project’s eligibility to apply to be supported through the Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund, must be reported to the Emerging Energy Technologies Team immediately. Failure to do so may lead to the application being rendered invalid and support to be withdrawn.


An information session was held on 6 March 2019. See a copy of the presentations and a Q&A document.


If you have any questions regarding the fund please contact us at:
Post: Scottish Government
Emerging Energy Technologies
5 Atlantic Quay (4th floor)
150 Broomielaw
G2 8LU


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