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 

Calling Creative Industries Businesses!

Are you looking for investment into your business? The Low Carbon Innovation Fund can invest into businesses working in the Creative Industries accross the East of England. Take a look at our portfolio of previous investments and call Sam Burton for an informal discussion.

Investment Readiness Programme

Could your business benefit from free expert support for your funding application?

LCIF has developed a half-day programme designed specifically to assist companies seeking investment who may require additional support through the application process. This exclusive opportunity is only available for companies applying for LCIF funding. 


Click here to find out more and to book.

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