Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme - LCITP

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

What does this involve?

The LCITP aims to support Scotland's transition to a low-carbon economy. It provides:

  • a range of support, from expert advice to financial support to assist the development and delivery of private, public and community low-carbon projects across the country. 

Its main focus is assisting projects to develop investment-grade business cases that will help secure public and private capital finance to demonstrate innovative low-carbon technologies in Scotland.

Am I eligible?

This will depend on the eligibility criteria. 

What does this cost?

Support is provided through State Aid Mechanisms.

Who is this for?

Communities, social enterprises, local authorities and business looking to develop low carbon infrastructure projects.

How long does this take?

Applications are assessed on a monthly basis.

Important information

There are three stages of support: catalyst, development and capital.

  • catalyst and development support is opening on a rolling basis
  • capital funding calls are open periodically

The LCITP is designed to create the conditions to attract commercial investment in innovative low-carbon infrastructure projects, which could be replicated elsewhere in Scotland to maximise our potential in the low-carbon sector. It also aims to contribute towards reducing Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions.

LCITP is a collaborative programme led by Scottish Government in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Futures Trust and sector specialists.

Next steps

Submit an enquiry and an adviser will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Further information can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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