Geothermal Energy Challenge Fund (Scotland)

Funding to support consortia/partnerships in Scotland to conduct feasibility studies into the capacity of the geothermal resource in abandoned mine workings, hot sedimentary aquifers, hot dry and hot wet rocks.

Funding of between £10,000 and £50,000 is available, to cover up to 100% of eligible costs.

Funding will be delivered as de minimis State Aid funding (this permits aid of up to €200,000) or Article 25 (State aid for research and development projects) of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER).

If applicants are in receipt of any other de minimis aid from another source, they must declare this as part of their application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure there is no breach of the €200,000 ceiling to an individual recipient (from all sources) in any rolling three-year fiscal period.