Nottingham Sustainable Urban Development (ICT, SME Support and Low Carbon) CLOSED

This is the final call for projects to deliver the SUD strategy in the Nottingham City Region and is looking to enhance access to, and use and quality of, Information and Communications Technology (ICT); enhance the competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises; and support the shift towards a low carbon economy and more specifically:

  • Developing ICT products and services, e-commerce, and enhancing demand for ICT
  • Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators
  • Supporting the creation and the extension of advanced capacities for products, services and development
  • Supporting the capacity of small and medium sized enterprises to grow in regional, national and international markets and to engage in innovation processes
  • Promoting the production and distribution of energy derived from renewable sources
  • Promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy use in enterprises
  • Supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings, and in the housing sector
  • Promoting low-carbon strategies for all types of territories, in particular for urban areas, including the promotion of sustainable multimodal urban mobility and mitigation-relevant adaptation measures
  • Promoting research and innovation in, and adoption of, low-carbon technologies

Up to £8,531,445 of funding is available through this call (£887,374 under Priority Axis 2, £3,595,147 under Priority Axis 3 and £4,048,924 under Priority Axis 4). A minimum value of £400,000 of funding can be applied for.

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership ran a technical assistance workshop to support organisations looking to submit an application to support the delivery of the Nottingham City Region Sustainable Urban Development Strategy on Monday 10th February 2020.

Link to the post event page (including presentation and top tips!)

Match Funding

Applicants must identify that they can provide eligible match funding at a maximum rate of 50% of total project costs.


The Nottingham SUD Strategy area including Nottingham, Broxtowe, and parts of Ashfield, Gedling and Rushcliffe.

Call Documentation

The call documentation and more information on this Sustainable Urban Development call can be found here.


The deadline for applications is Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Completion date

Project activity needs to be completed by the end of June 2023.

Further contacts

Prospective applicants interested in delivering the programme can contact Richard Kirkland, D2N2 European Structural and Investment Fund Coordinator on email for more information.

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 in England.

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