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.

Privacy policy: how we will handle your data

The Scottish Government seeks to ensure that the data gathered through your application form is fairly and lawfully processed. Any personal data collected through this application will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data Protection Act 1998: we will use the information you give us on this form to process and assess your Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund application. The Scottish Government works with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise on marine energy projects. We may share the information you provide with other Scottish Government departments and enterprise agencies for the management of any potential project support. The information we share with the above organisations will be used in a number of ways, for example:

  • administering and monitoring project development and support needs
  • auditing compliance
  • research and statistical analysis

The information supplied may be used to accelerate the development of future projects. Any data shared will refer to the business only, and no individual employee data will be shared. The Scottish Government may include on its website in the public domain the amount of support made to your project through this fund.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process. We have a duty to protect the public funds we handle, and we may use the information you have given on this form to prevent and detect fraud.

Third party intermediaries

We may use an outside contractor to review applications.

This company would be contracted to only process this data for the Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund application as instructed by the Scottish Government. It would not use your personal data for any other purposes.


The Scottish Government cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link. The application form contains links to other sites.

Please be aware that we, the Scottish Government, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage applicants to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.



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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