Offshore Wind Growth Partnership

Innovation Grants

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Applications are not currently being accepted.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply to Innovation Grants if your company or organisation meets the following criteria:
  • Be a UK-registered company of any size
  • Applicants cannot submit a funding application for a project that does not have a distinct scope that is unlikely to materialise without external funding support
  • The Project scope cannot be described as “business as usual”.
  • Show a clear intent to develop their business in offshore wind
  • Have not received OWGP funding through a funding competition launched in the last 12 months, i.e., the Nov 2022 Innovation Grants and May 2022 Development Grants.
  • Have not received 3 or more OWGP funding awards previously.
  • If resubmitting a proposal from a previous OWGP funding competition that was unsuccessful, this is the first and only resubmission.
  • Show a clear intent to improve competitiveness and/or increase capability in offshore wind
  • Demonstrate existing capability in offshore wind or have a firm plan for working in offshore wind
  • Show a clear intent to grow the business in terms of turnover, UK jobs, UK exports and UK-based IP with justification and evidence provided.
  • Provide monetary and/or in-kind contribution to the total project costs
  • Make only one submission to this funding call per company
  • Explain how this project would not take place without OWGP support and why this funding is additional to business-as-usual activity.

Scoping Guidance & Documents

To boost your chance of success, always read the scoping document to check your eligibility before you start the application.

Scope & Guidance

Development Grants

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Development Grants

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Frequently asked questions

If you are receiving funding from a competition launched in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to apply. 

No, you will be notified of the award decision for the innovation grants call before the Stage 1 application window closes for the next Development Grant call. Note, there will be Development Grant calls every 6 months. 

Unlike Innovate UK, there is no set RTO or academic institution allowance. Funding is allocated to the lead organisation who can sub-contract elements of the scope to project partners. The total project costs, including allocation to sub-contracting, should be detailed in the application. 

Typically, this would be time spent on the project and indicated in the labour costs. It may also include in-kind materials or facilities.