£27m funding opportunities available

2nd August 2016

Central London at night with Big Ben

A number of recently announced funding opportunities offer LoCITY members, partners and stakeholders the chance to access financial support.

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK have introduced two competition streams – worth a total of £24m – to fund projects that trial vehicles or on-vehicle technology systems, with a closing date of 12 October. 

Stream 1 of the Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial will support small trial fleets of low emission HGVs and vans and their refuelling/recharging infrastructure. Applicants’ projects should have total costs between £500,000 and £5m and should last between 18 months and two years, with vehicle trials of at least one year.

Stream 2 will fund projects to develop trials of innovative and disruptive on-vehicle technology, systems or business models that reduce emissions in the real world. Consortia wishing to apply for Stream 2 should have projects that last for no longer than a year and will cost between £250,000 and £5m. 

Meanwhile, The Department for Transport’s latest Transport Technology Research Innovation Grant, which is open for entries until 22 August, features three separate calls for research worth a combined £500,000. 

The OLEV-sponsored Niche Vehicle Network also announced £2.3m of funding for collaborative low carbon vehicle technology development and demonstration projects, although its closing date for application packs has now closed. 

If you are planning to apply for any of the funding opportunities mentioned above, or would like to form or join a consortium to do so, please let us know by emailing info@locity.org.uk. 

Details of further relevant funding opportunities will be published on the LoCITY website as they are announced.