Low Carbon Innovation Fund: Equity finance for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the East of England that are contributing to the low carbon economy.         LCIF is a Registered Trade Mark of Low Carbon Innovation Fund


The Low Carbon Innovation Fund has now fully allocated its first phase of £20.5M funding and assisted a total of 72 companies.   This means that the Fund is now subject to restrictions on new applicants until a new phase of investment begins later in 2016. However, we would like to hear from you so that we can discuss your business plan, fund raising efforts and what we would require in order that your application can be in the pipeline for the next phase.    Please contact us for an informal chat on 01603 597248

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund and The London Co-investment Fund are different Financial Products

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund provides equity based finance for SME’s wholly or partly based in the East of England. It was set up in 2010 and funded by the EU with a £20.5m ERDF grant that is used to invest with private investors on an equal basis. It is operated by the Adapt Group at the University of East Anglia and managed by Turquoise International. 

It is not to be confused with the London Co-investment Fund which comprises £25m from the Mayor of London’s Growing Places Fund to co-invest in seed rounds of digital, science and technology focused SMEs in London. It is founded and managed by Funding London and Capital Enterprise. Click here for the the London Co-investment Fund 


LCIF are pleased to announce that the fund has successfully completed its first cycle of investments as of 31st December 2015. As part of the assessment of the effectiveness and impact of LCIF, Educe Ltd. has prepared a Final Evaluation Report setting out LCIF's Investment Performance, LCIF's Impact on SMEs, jobs and innovation, LCIF's added value, Lessons learnt, etc.

The Executive Summary of the report can be downloaded in the link below and for access to the full LCIF Final Evaluation Report, please email lcif@uea.ac.uk

Download the sumary (PDF 223KB)

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