Energy Entrepreneurs Fund

Phase 9 of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund is a competitive funding scheme which supports the development and demonstration of state of the art technologies, products and processes in the areas of energy efficiency, power generation, heat generation, energy storage, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and security of supply.

It is now open for applications.

The scheme seeks the best ideas, irrespective of source, in these areas from the public and private sector. In particular it aims to assist small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), including start-ups.

Successful applicants will receive Acceleration Support alongside their grant to help them progress towards commercialisation.

Up to £10 million in grant funding available is available in EEF9. Of this, £1 million has been allocated to projects based in Cornwall, to reflect the important part played by Cornwall in the 2021 G7 and aiming to create a positive legacy.

Eligibility and how to apply

Projects must be at TRL 3 – 8 to be eligible for the fund.   The EEF Phase 9 will close to applications on 11 May 2022 at 2pm.

The guidance provides more detail on eligibility and how to apply.

If you have any questions, or need a version of the application in a more accessible format, please contact

If you would like assistance with your application please contact