Development Grants December 2021 - STAGE 1 NOW CLOSED

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has issued its next funding call, with a total funding pot of £3.5M for projects that will help companies improve competitiveness and/or increase capability to accelerate their growth in the sector.  The call is open to a wide range of proposals across the existing supply chain and beyond, to fund projects that will lead to an increase in UK content, jobs, turnover and/or exports in the offshore wind sector.  This covers investment in new equipment and facilities as well as the development and implementation of new processes

Grants of £100,000 to £1,000,000 are available to UK businesses for transformational projects that will lead to a step-change in company growth.The call is open to a wide range of proposals across the existing offshore wind supply chain and new market entrants.

Projects can focus on one or more of the following areas that facilitate company growth:

  • Investing in new equipment or facilities to increase manufacturing or service delivery capacity or capability.
  • Developing and implementing new operational processes that will increase competitiveness in the UK and global markets.
  • Investing in new technologies, products and/or services to improve operational performance, reliability and/or efficiency. Please note that any technology development should be near-to-market, ready for commercialisation.
  • Other activity that will grow the company and lead to increased UK jobs, turnover and/or exports.

Key Dates

  • Call opens:                                 1st December 2021
  • Online Briefing Event:                15th December 2021 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, You can watch the webinar HERE
  • Stage 1 Application deadline:    CLOSED
  • Applicants Notified:                    18th February 2022
  • Stage 2 Application deadline      1st April 2022
  • Applicants Notified                      27th May 2022
  • Project Start Date:                      on or before 1st July 2022

Development Grants December 2021 - Scope & Guidance Document Download

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