New Innovation Grants for Offshore Wind Projects

Funding is available to help UK businesses undertake projects leading to the commercialisation of products and services in the offshore wind sector.

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) is a long-term business transformation programme that has been established as part of the UK Offshore Wind Sector Deal. It aims to promote closer collaboration across the supply chain, implement structured productivity improvement programmes, and facilitate shared growth opportunities between developers and the supply chain.

The OWGP has issued a funding call with a total funding pot of £3 million for projects that will result in market-ready solutions to accelerate offshore wind consenting and ongoing site development activities. This includes post-consenting activities like ongoing survey work, monitoring and mitigation activities. Individual grants of between £25,000 are £100,000 are available.

The call is open to a range of proposals across the existing supply chain and beyond, to fund projects that will overcome challenges associated with offshore wind site development and support the growth of UK businesses in terms of an increase in UK content, jobs, turnover and/or exports in the offshore wind sector.

OWGP will support UK companies that have the potential to work in the offshore wind sector providing products or services to UK and global markets.

The deadline for applications is 29 October 2021 (17:00 BST).

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)