Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund: guidance

The next call for the applications for the Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (SIETF) is due to open at the end of summer 2022. The SIETF provides grant funding to reduce energy costs and emissions through increased energy efficiency.

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Timeline for support

In order to support the process of fair and open competition the key process dates are set out below and are applicable to all competitions in this call:

Publication of invitation/ open application window - 7 October 2021

  • support clinics - October - December 2021
  • deadline for receipt of applications - 17 December  2021
  • sift applications for eligibility - January 2022
  • evaluation panel - February 2022
  • independent due diligence - March to April 2022
  • final clarifications and seeking approvals to make offers - May 2022
  • grant offer letters - June 2022
  • ongoing review and delivery of projects - July 2022-2025

We will monitor enquiries to and, if required, publish responses to common question in the form of FAQ or clarifications during the competition window .

Scottish agencies will continue to raise awareness of the competition, support stakeholder portfolios to access information and support prospective applicants. Application support clinics are available for prospective projects. 

Final application forms for must be completed and submitted to no later than 17:00 on 17 December 2021.

Applicants will be advised on initial outcome of their application  within six weeks of the closing date, once a Panel assessment has taken place. Applications successful at this stage will progress through a further due diligence process with an external contractor. It is expected that grant offers will be made up to 6 months after the closure of the application window.

Subject to due diligence and approval by Scottish Government, an offer of funding may be issued. On acceptant of grant offer terms and conditions the grant recipient must commit to producing a case study for knowledge sharing and dissemination. It will be made publicly available so should not include any commercially sensitive information. Modifications will be considered where confidentiality is an issue.



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