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Strategic Projects

We are currently welcoming new or updated submissions to our Strategic Projects Pipeline.

The Hub maintains a pipeline of strategic project proposals which can be brought forward for funding or resource allocation when available and support delivery of one or more of our four strategic priorities:

Heat Decarbonisation

Heat decarbonisation seeks to utilise technological solutions in order to reduce environmental emissions from heating a property.

Renewable Energy Technologies

Renewable energy technologies are solutions that produce energy from a source that does not deplete upon usage e.g. solar power.

Natural Carbon Sequestration

Natural sequestration is the process of using the natural environment to store carbon.

Circular Economy

Circular economy projects seek to re-use materials and inputs in order to reduce waste and environmental impact.

Projects should be strategic in nature with a focus on investigating, scoping, informing, demonstrating, evaluating, and developing insights to inform net zero strategy. Projects may also include proposals for workstreams and supporting activity delivered under the Hub umbrella. For capital delivery funding please see the Hub’s Energy Project Enabling Fund Programme (EPEF)

The Strategic Projects Pipeline is an opportunity to inform and shape the Hub’s delivery. It provides an overview of Net Zero opportunities and stakeholder priorities across the North East and Yorkshire that we might not have thought of, and which have potential for wider benefits.

The pipeline is appraised bi-annually – providing an opportunity for new projects to be put forward for consideration and existing projects to be updated.

It is expected that Projects seeking funding are likely to require in the region of £20,000 – £100,000, although those with funding amounts at the higher end will need to include match funding.  Projects with funding requests outside of these parameters may be considered by exception only.

Submitting a proposal

Expressions of interest should be made using the form below:

Strategic Funding Expression of Interest Form

Applicants are encouraged to refer to the Hub’s Strategic Funding Appraisal Matrix prior to submitting their expressions of interest. 

Strategic Projects Appraisal Matrix

To be included in the next pipeline appraisal, new and updated submissions should be sent to and be received no later than 25th August 2023.

Appraisal will take place in late August and September 2023; recommendations will be taken to the Hub Board in October and applicants will be advised of any decisions by late October.

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