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CO2RE holds a £1 million Flexible Fund which will be used to fill in gaps and needs identified during the lifetime of the Programme. The fund will support work to address research and engagement gaps through three approaches.   

Innovations – research funding

Innovative new GGR approaches will be supported by an annual Pathfinders’ competition.
Information about the first round of proposals is available below. ~ £600k total

Capacity building – secondments

Investments to build capacity will help build a new cohort of GGR expertise, facilitating a flow of people carrying ideas and knowledge into and out of the Hub, the Demonstrator projects and beyond – funded activities will include funded secondments, establishing a new Future Leaders Network, workshops and skills development, with focus on early careers. ~ £250k total

Engagement with stakeholders

Funding will support exchange across the sciences, arts and humanities with stakeholders and publics. ~ £150k total

At the heart of the fund sits a commitment to inclusivity and collaboration. We believe that best outcomes for the fund can only be achieved by working together with the broad community of interest, bringing people together to share expertise, insights and understandings helping us develop timely, necessary and appropriately shaped opportunities to work together to achieve the GGR we require. To help in this endeavour, we will be announcing regular opportunities to join us in activities and events to scope and design our funding instruments. Please look out for these on this page, in our newsletter and on Twitter.
The fund is managed by Imperial College London on behalf of CO2RE. For more information please contact the Fund Manager, Dr Paul Rouse.

Removals in Residence Secondments scheme 

Secondments can be a powerful tool to drive change. They can help create new knowledge, break innovation or policy bottle necks, open up access to new methods, ideas, data or infrastructure. 

We are funding one-year secondments aimed at enhancing UK capacity to develop GGR in environmentally, socially and economically viable directions. 

Secondments may be between any type of organisation including, for example, universities, start-ups and established businesses, the policy world or civil society organisations (CSO). 

The scheme will operate until 2025, subject to review. We have an open invitation for applications – there are no closing dates. 

Successful proposals will demonstrate a potential contribution to the delivery of the UK’s Net Zero Strategy and GGR targets. 

If you have a challenge that might be solved through a secondment, but you do not have an appropriate partner organisation, we are running a Brokerage Scheme to help.

To find out more about the funding and Brokerage Scheme, please read the Guidelines for Applicants and watch the brief webinar on this page.

Contact Dr Paul Rouse, Flexible Fund Manager, for further information.

Pathfinders – funding gaps in GGR research & innovation


Pathfinders Call 1

CO2RE recently invited proposals to explore new methods for capturing greenhouse gases from ambient air or the marine environment and durably storing or converting them.

Projects which strategically address part of a removal method (such as capture, purification, or novel approaches to storage or conversion) were considered, as well as full-chain methods.

This first Pathfinders invitation for applications was an open call seeking to fund UK projects of up to one-year’s duration at a cost of up to £50,000 each. Read about the four innovative winners.

The Call is now closed. However we will be running future calls so please check back for updates or sign up to our newsletter.

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