Carbon Trust Green Business Fund
The Carbon Trust is offering a Green Business Fund to help small and medium sized businesses to save energy and go greener.
Who are the Carbon Trust?
The Carbon Trust are independent experts on carbon reduction and resource efficiency. They help to develop new technology, incubate businesses, provide advice and invest in potential low-carbon companies.
What is the Green Business Fund?
The Green Business Fund pays for the business support offered by the Carbon Trust. This support focusses on helping smaller companies to identify where they can save energy within their company, and how to go about doing so, by providing advice and funding for new equipment.
There are four main types of support on offer:
- Energy Opportunity Assessment- to help businesses with fewer than 250 employees to identify energy saving opportunities.
- Equipment Procurement Support- to help businesses with fewer than 1000 employees to find equipment suppliers who provide detailed quotes.
- Workshops- to help small businesses with less than 50 employees to identify energy saving opportunities.
- Project funding- to provide 15% of project funding (up to £10,000) to businesses who need financial support to buy energy saving equipment.