Latest round of green aviation fund announced

Bristol Airport has announced the next phase of funding of the Aviation Carbon Transition (ACT) Programme.

The pioneering initiative is designed to fast-track decarbonisation projects targeting Scope 3 emissions from flight and transport.

This strategic fund, focusing on the South West region, aims to support organisations developing cutting-edge technologies that will drive the aviation industry towards zero carbon emission flights.

With an annual cap of £250,000, the ACT Programme offers individual grants to businesses and universities, encouraging proposals up to £50,000.

Exceptional projects that demonstrate significant potential for carbon reduction may be considered for higher funding. The programme is dedicated to fostering innovation in several key priority areas:

  • Alternative Fuels: Research and development of lower carbon alternative fuels, including biofuels, hydrogen-based fuels, and synthetic fuels, as well as technologies for their storage, handling, and distribution at Bristol Airport.


  • Electric Solutions: Development of electric technologies, including charging infrastructure, battery handling, and electric distribution systems at Bristol Airport.


  • Local Carbon Reduction Projects: Initiatives that generate positive carbon reduction to offset emissions from Bristol Airport.


  • Innovative Technologies: Early-stage development of breakthrough technologies that have the potential to significantly reduce aviation carbon emissions.


  • Infrastructure and Operations: Enhancements in airport infrastructure and operational practices to optimize energy efficiency, such as advanced air traffic management systems and ground-based electric vehicle fleets.


Applications can be made through the following link – Aviation Carbon Transition Programme ( and the application window will close on Friday 12th July.