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We have the ability to power up sustainable growth within the South East Midlands. The science is clear; we need to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 or risk facing serious consequences. 

Continuing the momentum from COP26, the Government wants to make it as easy as possible for businesses to do their part. The government is asking businesses to make a commitment, and pledge to half their carbon emissions by 2030, and to reach net-zero by 2050. 

To help, we've outlined local and national support to enable your business to improve productivity and sustainability in tandem. If you're aware of any other energy opportunities, please email with more information. 

Take a look at the South East Midlands Energy Strategy

SME Climate Hub

Businesses of all sizes around the UK are committing to do their bit to cut carbon emissions and protect the planet. Join them today.

Visit the Climate Hub

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: Autumn 2022

The IETF Phase 2: Autumn 2022 scheme opens to applications on 10 October 2022, with £70 million of grant funding available for energy feasibility studies and technology deployment MORE

Fast Start Innovation competition

Innovate UK is offering small and micro businesses a grant of up to £50,000 alongside tailored business support delivered by Innovate UK EDGE, for highly innovative and commercial ideas. MORE

Energy Entrepreneurs Fund: Phase 9

The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) supports the development of technologies, products and processes in the areas of energy efficiency, power generation, heat generation, energy storage, reducing... MORE

The Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF)

The Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) is a 3-year £288m capital grant fund that will support both the commercialisation and construction of new low and zero carbon heat networks and the retrofitting... MORE

Global Business Innovation Programme Hydrogen

The Global Business Innovation Programme (GBIP) helps ambitious UK companies developing cutting edge technologies in key sectors enter global markets of strategic importance and... MORE

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: Summer 2022

The IETF Phase 2: Summer 2022 scheme opens to applications on 30 May 2022 and provides up to £70 million of grant funding for energy feasibility studies and technology deployment. MORE

Green Business Network

The Green Business Network (GBN) helps businesses to improve energy efficiency, manage waste, and reduce their impact on the environment. GBN offers networking and knowledge sharing opportunities... MORE

Octopus Energy

Octopus Energy, a renewable energy supplier, are inviting local innovators who have innovative energy products to pitch their ideas.  MORE

Energy Catalyst Programme

Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst programme supports UK-based businesses to develop highly innovative, market-focused energy technologies. A key focus is to address the clean energy... MORE

SEMLEP's Growth Hub

Our Growth Hub supports local businesses through free tailored information, advice and guidance. This support can include talking you through opportunities for funding and, identifying and planning... MORE

Hydrogen Hub

The Hydrogen Hub is an industry-led community of stakeholders from across the hydrogen and fuel cell supply chain, Government, local authorities, businesses and current and potential users. MORE

Energy Networks Association

The Energy Networks Association represents the 'wires and pipes' transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland.  MORE

Renewable Energy Association

 The Renewable Energy Association is a coalition built to promote a future built on renewable energy and clean technology. The organisation is the largest renewable energy and associated... MORE

Connected Places Catapult

Connected Places Catapult are regularly seeking partners for Open Calls and industry collaborations in the transport innovation and smart cities arenas. MORE

Energy Systems Catapult Innovator Support Platform

Energy Systems Catapult's Innovator Support Platform provides innovators with tailored incubation and acceleration support to help address systemic barriers, de-risk innovation, help businesses... MORE

UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks is the Distribution Networks Operator covering the southern and eastern parts of SEMLEP. UKPN cover a range of innovation projects under the themes: Low Carbon Ready, Future... MORE

Western Power Distribution

Western Power Distributed is an energy distribution network operator covering a large proportion of the SEMLEP area. WPD has a number of programmes and initiatives available to support local... MORE

Greater South East Energy Hub

The Greater South East Energy Hub, funded by BEIS, works to increase the number, quality and scale of local energy projects. To do this, their team of energy project managers provide technical... MORE

Cranfield University

Cranfield University offers a variety of ways to work with their team of business-responsive Energy experts. From small, medium or large projects, they are keen to work in a way that best suits... MORE

SME Climate Hub

Businesses making a commitment to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030, and to net-zero by 2050, through this scheme will receive a variety of tools, ideas, support, and incentives to decarbonise... MORE

Strategic Innovation Fund

The fund aims to unlock greener ways to travel and to heat and power homes and businesses, by harnessing a new approach to energy network innovation.  MORE

Net Zero Innovation Portfolio

The Net Zero Innovation Portfolio provides funding for low-carbon technologies and systems. Decreasing the costs of decarbonisation, the Portfolio will help enable the UK to end its contribution... MORE

Flexible Power by WPD

WPD energy customers, within a Constraint Management Zone (CMZ), can be paid to reduce demand or increase supply during specific periods where demand or generation capacity is constrained. Participants... MORE

Green Angel Syndicate

The UK’s largest syndicate of angel investors specialising in investments that fight climate change. MORE

ChargePoint Infrastructure Investment Fund

The fund aims to catalyse the rollout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure that is required to support the electrification of vehicles. MORE

Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA)

Supporting the development and industrial-scale demonstrations of novel, innovative technologies, which have the potential to reduce energy consumption, maximise resource efficiency, cut greenhouse... MORE

Low Carbon Workplaces Grant

Low carbon workspaces provide successful SMEs with a match-funded grant of between £1,000 - £5,000 to recover up to a third of the cost of various energy-saving technologies, reducing the... MORE

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