The Green Business Fund from the Carbon Trust is now offering up to 15% of the total project cost for energy efficient equipment upgrades and refurbishments, up to a maximum of £5,000. This is a non-repayable Capital Contribution.
This offer is open to qualifying SMEs in England, Scotland and Wales and is time limited. State Schools (and private schools) can also apply for Carbon Trust funding.
The Green Business Fund is specifically directed towards Small and Medium Enterprises. Your business should meet the following criteria:
The project must fulfil either of the following criteria:
LED lighting retrofits, lighting controls, building controls and Solar PV all qualify. Note that the pay-back time needs to be under 5 years to qualify in full, although pro-rata funding is still available for projects with a longer payback time.
Note that independent and state schools can also apply for the Carbon Trust funding. They must meet the same sizing criteria and project criteria as SMEs, and in addition they must have their own bank account. Funds cannot be paid to a local authority.
An award of funding is subject to terms, conditions, and assessment, while funds are available.
The best way is to apply is to let us do it for you. First of all we need to quote the work, then we need to make an application. Once we have approval, we can proceed with the works.
The Capital Contribution is paid on a reimbursement basis. Before the Green Fund pays it to you, you will need to submit a copy of a commissioning certificate from us, along with the final invoice and a photograph of the installation within 7 days of commissioning.