Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) to invest up to £5 million in place-based industrial decarbonisation plans.
The Local Industrial Decarbonisation Plans Competition (LIDP) provides support for industrial manufacturers, not located within the UK’s existing industrial clusters, to develop plans to reduce their emissions and avoid carbon leakage.
The competitive grant funding will support the advancement of place-based industrial decarbonisation plans. This will involve collaboration between closely located industrial businesses and other stakeholders, as well as upskilling their capabilities ahead of introducing low-emission technologies.
The objectives of this competition are as follows:
Through use of the fund we expect organisations to come together to form local clusters, which can be made up of closely located industrial businesses and other stakeholders, with the aim to establish a detailed, implementable plan for decarbonisation of their cluster.
This should include identification of a pipeline of decarbonisation projects that can be taken forward by the cluster towards deployment, including common decarbonisation infrastructure.
Local clusters must also provide evidence of how organisational structures will be established with the technical capabilities and coordinated capacity to drive implementation of the plan.
Please note: this funding opportunity is not for deployment of decarbonisation approaches.
In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process.
This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated.
The aim of this competition is to support the creation of credible industrial decarbonisation plans for local industrial clusters. Local clusters can be made up of groups of closely located, emitting industrial sites and other stakeholders. The funding is intended to increase collaboration between organisations, strengthen decarbonisation planning skills and enable development of organisational structures for place-based decarbonisation.
Your proposal must:
It is the responsibility of applicants to get independent subsidy control and State aid legal advice.
We want to fund a portfolio of projects, across this competition, based on:
It is recognised that local industrial clusters will be at different stages of development but we would anticipate that your local cluster decarbonisation plan would include:
We will fund feasibility studies as defined in the guidance on categories of research.
We are not funding projects that are:
More information on the term ‘industry’ and on the IDC clusters can be found in the supporting information section of this competition brief.
We cannot fund projects that are: