Niche Vehicle Network

The competition is open to niche vehicle manufacturers, system suppliers and design/engineering or technology organisations active in the UK specialist and low volume manufacturing sector who wish to collaborate on innovative, industry-led projects.

Applicants must be able to evidence that an appropriate stage of development or technology readiness has already been achieved to meet the project entry criteria. For Production Readiness projects the consortium should already have demonstrated the concept at first mule or prototype level and are now aiming to take it towards a production-intent level, including demonstration on a zero emission UK niche vehicle.

Please note that applications can only be submitted online through our Funding Gateway, which also contains guidance on how to apply, along with links to provide help if required.

The deadline for bid submission is 5pm, 20th June 2022.

Good luck to all applicants and we look forward to receiving your submissions.


We will be holding a virtual briefing and Q&A event for applicants on Thursday 19th May 2022, 12noon-1pm. To attend the event, please register here.


The competition briefing documents are available to view and download here.

For competition queries and support you can contact us here.

For technical support, or help submitting your application via the Funding Gateway, you can contact us here.