Net Zero Living: Fast Followers – Apply by 01/03/23

Local authorities can apply for a share of up to £6 million to build skills and capabilities to accelerate local progress towards net zero.

Competition closes: 11:00 on 1 March 2023

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Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, are investing £6 million in this Fast Followers competition as part of the Innovate UK Net Zero Living programme.

The aim of this competition is to support local authorities in up to 20 places and fund a dedicated Net Zero Innovation and Delivery officer role. The funding will help you to further develop your net zero delivery plans, improve delivery pathways and enable adoption at scale of innovative products and services.

Innovate UK will invest up to £300,000 per place over 2 years. If successful you will also have access to net zero skills and capability support provided by Innovate UK and their partners.

If successful you must:

  • recruit a specific Net Zero Innovation and Delivery Officer to participate in the programme
  • actively participate in a programme of net zero delivery support modules to be provided by Innovate UK and its partners
  • implement the learning gained to a specific net zero project

In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process. This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated.

Project size

Your project’s total grant funding request must be between £250,000 and £300,000.

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