Background  

In 2025, Ambition North Wales will be launching a North Wales Clean Energy Fund. This will offer funding for capital projects relating to smart local energy solutions and wider decarbonisation projects in the third and private (SME) sectors across North Wales. It will also complement capital funding that is currently available via the British Business Bank’s Investment Fund for Wales and the Development Bank of Wales’ Business Green Loan Scheme, among others.   

In readiness for this, the bid writing funding will provide support for North Wales organisations who have never applied for grant or loan funding before and/or those who have been unsuccessful with prior applications or can demonstrate other reasons why this support is necessary to ensure their clean energy project in North Wales moves forward.  

This revenue funding is for bid writing support of up to £5,000 (inclusive of VAT) per successful applicant.  

 

Eligibility 

Community organisations and small enterprises, who can demonstrate they need support, are eligible to apply so long as they have their primary base in one or more of the six North Wales counties (Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, and Wrexham) and can evidence trading out of a North Wales premises.   

Funding is available for three small organisations/enterprises in each of the six North Wales counties on a first come, first served basis, which will be determined by the order in which emailed completed applications are received. Applications can therefore only be accepted via email. Any applications that are submitted incomplete will not be considered. All awards are discretionary and there is no appeals process. Making or submitting an application to the grant does not guarantee any funds will be provided for this bid writing support. All applications received in excess of three per county, will be held on a reserve list should subsequent funding become available (in the same first come first served order). 

The Grant Applicant will be required to select their own bid writing supplier from a Preferred Supplier List that will be provided by Ambition North Wales. 

Applications must be submitted via email only to energy@ambitionnorth.wales no later than 30th August 2024. 

The funds will be made available on a first come first served basis and if funds become fully allocated, we reserve the right to close the applications sooner. 

Working in collaboration with North Wales local authorities

Shared Prosperity Fund: This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, this project is being delivered in the counties of Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, and the Isle of Anglesey.