Funding for innovative solutions to address climate change challenges


Innovators and entrepreneurs can now apply for several funding streams via the Green Future Investments Ltd (GFIL) Fund to scale up ideas which will help address the challenges posed by climate change and global environmental challenges. It follows the launch of a partnership between Cranfield University and Green Future Investments Ltd .

Future Frontiers Fund (FFF)– supporting new ideas, grants of approximately £10,000 are available to test early-stage ideas and reach proof of concept, with support from Cranfield University. Applications are open until 19 January 2023.

Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) – provides funding in the region of £50,000 for innovators with technologies currently at Technology Readiness Level 4 to 5. Applications are open until 19 January 2023.

Eligible applicants for FFF and TAF include SMEs, start-ups, spinouts, individuals, and students.

Green Future Entrepreneurship Fund – Apply for a fully funded place on Cranfield’s highly regarded Ready For Net Zero Growth programme via the Green Scholarships fund. Scholarships are available to businesses to cover full course fees for the Ready for Net Zero Growth programme and a 12-month audit to assess their progress. Applications are open until 20 January 2023.

The Green Seed Fund which offers investments of between £25,000 and £50,000 on a commercial basis via a convertible loan for green businesses seeking to grow and scale. Contact the Bettany Centre team for further details.