Industrial Decarbonisation: Local Industrial Decarbonisation Plans

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.

Your project’s total grant funding request must be between £75,000 and £800,000.

  • Competition opens: Monday 5 June 2023
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 2 August 2023 11:00am

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:

  1. To support the development of credible, context-sensitive, strategic plans for decarbonising local industrial clusters
  2. To increase organisational collaboration and strengthen decarbonisation planning skills, capacity and capability in local industrial clusters
  3. To gather evidence to inform decarbonisation of other local industrial clusters and dispersed sites

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.

Category Circular EconomyClean energyData & digital solutionsGreen agritechSustainable mobility
Application period 05/06/2023 — 02/08/2023