Welcome to the Shell Springboard application page.

The Shell Springboard programme will award one national winner a no-strings attached grant of £150,000, and a further five finalists will each receive £40,000 to help take their businesses to the next stage. The programme also offers participants unparalleled networking opportunities with the key players in the low-carbon sector, comprehensive business feedback from an independent panel of judges and exciting publicity opportunities.

Any UK-registered SME can apply, but it is important to remember that your application must meet the three core Shell Springboard criteria – that your business idea: (a) will reduce carbon emissions; (b) is commercially viable; and (c) demonstrates one or more innovative elements.

An application to the Shell Springboard programme can take 3-4 hours to complete. Before starting, we recommend that you check that you can provide comprehensive answers to each of the assessment questions. Please click here to download the Application Form in MS Word format. If you do apply, we recommend using this Word template to record your answers in draft form, before copying them into the application portal.

Please be aware that if you have previously registered an account with Shell Springboard, your previous account details will no longer be valid and you will be required to register again.

For more information on the terms of the programme, please take a look at our FAQs.

Thanks for your application and we look forward to hearing from you. Good luck!

The Shell Springboard team,


0870 850 7085.