Carbon Trust Increases Total Project Costs for Green Business Fund

Support for small and medium-sized businesses in England, Scotland and Wales, offering an opportunity assessment, equipment procurement support, and a financial contribution towards energy saving equipment.

The Carbon Trust’s Green Business Fund is intended to help small and medium-sized companies in Great Britain with a financial contribution towards energy saving initiatives.

The Fund is expected to help between 1,000 and 2,000 small businesses to deliver new energy efficiency projects. As part of the service, the Carbon Trust is also offering energy saving training, cost saving assessments, implementation advice, and capital support for the installation of energy efficiency equipment.

The programme has an overall budget of £7 million. Eligible companies can apply for a capital contribution to cover up to 30% of an energy efficiency project or equipment replacement cost, up to a maximum of £10,000. This is an increase from the original offering of 15% since April 2016.

The programme will fund the purchase costs of energy saving capital equipment that will enable businesses to become ‘greener’. Eligible projects could include undertaking energy efficiency upgrades, such as improvements to lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and building control systems.

Small and medium-sized businesses in England, Scotland and Wales may apply.

Support is being provided on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties are advised to register at their earliest convenience. To find out more, click here.

Written on 30th January 2017Elin Pheasant
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