Live Funding Opportunities

Spend more time on innovation and less time worrying about how to fund it.

Free to all companies in the UK maritime sector, access to grant and funding opportunities delivered to National Maritime via sector experts Swell. Our combined sector, technical and commercial capabilities enable us to find a greater range of funding solutions to support your business.

Together we understand the industry, the terminology, the technology, and which funding options are best for you. Both right now and in the future.


UK SHORE Programme (Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions)

• £206m multiyear funding programme to accelerate the development of clean maritime solutions between 2022 - 2025

• The programme will provide a number grant interventions to support the development of key maritime decarbonisation solutions

• Broad focus on technologies and solutions including clean fuels and supporting infrastructure, zero or low emission propulsion including fuel cell and battery, green ports and low / zero emission shore power infrastructure.


Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) – Round 2

• £12 million fund for innovative clean maritime projects

• Strand 1 – Feasibility Studies

• Strand 2 – Collaborative R&D Projects

• Applications close July 13th.

• Projects start by 1 January 2023 and end by 31 August 2023

• NOTE there will be future rounds of the CMDC as part of the UK SHORE programme.


Net Zero Hydrogen Fund

• £240m programme supporting the commercial deployment of low carbon hydrogen production facilities.

• Strand 1 – DEVEX for FEED and post-FEED studies

• Strand 2 – CAPEX support for immediate development and deployment

• Applications close 22nd June (Strand 1) and 6th July (Stand 2)

• Projects start by 1 January 2023 and end by March 2025.

• There will be future rounds of Strand 1 & 2 in early 2023.


Industrial Fuel Switching Fund – Phase 2

• Supporting the development of fuel switching and fuel switch enabling technologies, including hydrogen.

• This grant will fund demonstration projects

• Funding of up to £6m per project

• Applications due Autumn (dates TBC)


Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF)

• The SIF is a £450m multiyear programme that will fund and fund ambitious, innovative projects with the potential to accelerate the transition to net zero from 2022 – 2026.

• The fund will have 4 focus areas:
 - Zero-emission transport
- Whole system integration
- Heat
- Data & Digitalisation