Green grants for businesses

Flexible Innovation Programme

-          The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

This programme looks to support innovative solutions to enable large-scale widespread electricity system flexibility.

  • An up to £65 million overarching programme.
  • Part of BEIS’ Net Zero Innovation Portfolio.
  • Forms a substantial part of the at least £100m funding for energy storage and flexibility challenges as set out in the Prime Minister’s ten point plan for a green industrial revolution.
  • Seeks to enable large-scale widespread electricity system flexibility through smart, flexible, secure, and accessible technologies and markets.
  • To achieve this, the programme aims to fund innovation across a range of key smart energy applications.
  • It is expected that the programme will run to the end of March 2025.
  • Updates to the Flexibility Innovation Programme will be provided on the Flexibility Innovation Programme Webpage.

Open to applications - 1 Jan 2022

Close to applications - 31 Mar 2025

More details on the programme

Engage with the Programme: sign up to online webinars on 3 and 4 March 2022


Horizon Europe funding

-          The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

-          Funding for research or innovation that's ground breaking, improves European research standards or responds to challenges like climate change or food security.

  • Horizon Europe is open to all types of organisations across Europe and the world. Some funding calls allow a single organisation to apply but many require a team of partner organisations to form a consortium. Usually, the consortium must be made up of at least 3 organisations from different countries.
  • You may be able to get Horizon Europe funding for projects which:
    • involve ground breaking research or new technologies.
    • improve research training and development, or research infrastructure.
    • create growth in sectors like advanced manufacturing, materials, biotechnology, information and communication technology, nanotechnology and space.
    • increase private investment in research.
    • respond to challenges like climate change, food security or healthcare for an ageing population.
    • Small or medium sized companies (SMEs) can also get help from a coach or mentor, eg to improve management skills, create a marketing strategy or raise finance.


Get in touch with your UK national contact point for advice on:

  • how to form a consortium
  • how to apply for Horizon Europe funding


Innovate UK - grant funding, innovation loans and expert support

-          The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Supports innovative UK businesses to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success.

  • Offers grants of between £25,000 and £10 million.
  • Offers innovation loans of between £100,000 and £1 million.
  • Grant funding is available for all sizes of business, from new companies to large multi-nationals.

Opportunities may be themed, to fit with one of the Industrial Strategy’s grand challenge areas:

  • artificial intelligence and data
  • ageing society
  • clean growth
  • future of mobility
  • Or open to any type of innovation or technology project.

Innovation loans are for UK-based SMEs only to carry out late-stage research and development projects.

As the Grant/funding/timeframes information varies from competition to competition, please visit the following site for details – Find out more information about Innovate UK