UK registered organisations can apply for a grant funding request between £75,000 and £250,000. The funding is to scale-up products, services or processes that will reduce the carbon footprint of the screen industry in the Cardiff Capital Region.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £250,000
Opens: 18th Sep 2023
Closes: 1st Nov 2023
Greening the Screen Cymru Scale-Up Fund is delivered by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), on behalf of Media Cymru and Ffilm Cymru Wales. Media Cymru is a consortium of 23 organisations led by Cardiff University. This competition is funded by UKRI Strength in Places and will invest up to £600,000.
Media Cymru’s aim is to turn the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) into a global hub for media innovation with a focus on green and fair economic growth.
The aim of this competition is to support UK registered organisations to scale-up sustainable products, services and processes that will green the screen industry in the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR).
Informed by BAFTA albert’s Screen New Deal research, projects must reduce the negative impact the sector has on the environment. BAFTA albert’s Screen New Deal focuses on delivering a zero-carbon and zero-waste future through key impact areas:
Your project must:
An assessment panel which includes representatives from Ffilm Cymru and Cardiff University as well as other research and industry representatives will select and fund projects from the applications received.
Your project can align with one or more transformational opportunity areas identified in the BAFTA albert’s Screen New Deal route map to sustainable film production:
This list is not exhaustive.
Innovate UK will fund industrial research projects and experimental development projects, as defined in the guidance on categories of research.
Your project must:
You must only include eligible project costs in your application.
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian or Belarusian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes or goods or services originating from a Russian and Belarusian source.
The lead organisation may be based outside the CCR but justification must be made in your application as to why the project could not be led by an organisation from the CCR. If the lead organisation is based outside the CCR, you must collaborate with an organisation in the CCR.
To lead a project your organisation must:
Collaboration is encouraged within the following sectors and with micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the supply chain:
Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service (IFS) by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once accepted, partners will be asked to login or to create an account and enter their own project costs into IFS.
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total project costs.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use subcontractors from overseas but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use suppliers from the UK.
You must provide a detailed rationale, evidence of the potential UK contractors you approached and the reasons why they were unable to work with you. We will not accept a cheaper cost as a sufficient reason to use an overseas subcontractor.
All subcontractor costs must be justified and appropriate to the total project costs.
Number of applications
A business, community interest company (CIC) or not for profit can only lead on one application but can be included as a collaborator in two further applications.
If a business, CIC or not for profit is not leading any application, it can collaborate in up to three applications.
An academic institution or research and technology organisation (RTO) cannot lead but can collaborate on any number of applications.
You cannot use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Innovate UK will not fund projects that:
Innovate UK cannot fund projects that are:
A total of up to £600,000 is available to fund projects in this competition. Awards will be between £75,000 and £250,000 per project. Funding will be in the form of a grant.
If your organisation’s work on the project is commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically but for the purpose of this project will be undertaking commercial or economic activity.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance.
If you are applying for an award funded under State aid Regulations, the definitions are set out in the European Commission Recommendation of 6 May 2003.
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them. Of that 30% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to:
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