Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund: guidance - competition three

Guidance notes and application forms for the third call of the Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (SIETF).

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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

30 August 2022

Online information session

13 September 2022

Support Clinics

September to November 2022

Date of notification for large project applications (studies)

4 November 2022

Date of notification for large project applications (deployment)

16 November 2022

Deadline for receipt of applications (studies and options appraisals)

18 November 2022

Deadline for receipt of applications (deployment)

30 November 2022

Sift applications for eligibility

December 2022

Evaluation panel

December to January 2022

Independent due diligence

January to February 2023

Approval process

March to April 2023

Grant offer letters

May 2023

Ongoing review and delivery of projects

June 2023 to 2026

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

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. Agencies that support the competition based on their remit and capacity are Knowledge Transfer Network, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Futures Trust and Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

Final application forms must be completed and submitted to no later than 5pm on the deadline day.

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 approximately six months after the closure of the application window.

Subject to due diligence and approval, 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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