Public funding opportunities

Empowering growth, unlocking potential

The offshore energy industry is supported by a variety of funding opportunities aimed at fostering innovation, research, and development.

Below, you will find a list of companies offering grants and funds, along with descriptions of what these opportunities entail and links to find more detailed information.

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Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise’s grants can help you with a wide range of activities, from developing new products to creating jobs or exporting. These grants are available to SMEs and larger companies, aiming to foster growth and innovation within the Scottish business ecosystem.

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UK Research and Innovation

UKRI offers funding and support across all academic disciplines and industrial areas. This includes the medical and biological sciences, astronomy, physics, chemistry, engineering, social sciences, economics, environmental sciences, and the arts and humanities. They facilitate research and innovation with a view to addressing societal and economic challenges.

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GOV.UK provides a comprehensive “Find a grant” service, allowing users to search through government grants. This service helps you access government grant funding, search and filter to find a grant that matches your needs, determine eligibility, and understand how to apply.

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Crown Commercial Service

The Crown Commercial Service has compiled a list of open Carbon Net Zero grants and funding opportunities from across the government. If you find a funding source that aligns with your needs, you can consult with a CCS representative regarding an agreement.

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Offshore Wind Growth Partnership

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership offers two types of funding and support opportunities: Business Transformation and Grant Funding. These initiatives are designed to support the offshore wind sector’s growth and competitiveness.

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Opportunity North East

The ONE Enterprise Fund is a private sector loan fund that supports business growth and employment in North East Scotland. It is aimed at fostering economic development within the region.

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Energy Transition Zone

The ETZ Ltd challenge fund delivers capital investment grants to help the energy supply chain realize new low carbon sector opportunities. This initiative supports the transition towards a more sustainable energy future.

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ORE Catapult

ORE Catapult are the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy. They play a key role in delivering the UK’s net zero targets by accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies in the offshore renewable energy sector. They use unique facilities and research and engineering capabilities to bring together industry and academia and drive innovation in renewable energy.

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Net Zero Technology Centre

They are a not-for-profit organisation working with industry, government and academia driving technology innovation to accelerate the energy transition to net zero.

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HM Treasury

HM Treasury is the government’s economic and finance ministry, maintaining control over pubic spending, setting the direction of the UK's economic policy and working to achieve strong and sustainable economic growth.

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