Grants & Funding

Energy Savings Trust Small Business Loans

Energy Saving Trust  0% fixed rate Small Business Loans of £1,000 to £100,000 help businesses to install renewable energy technologies or measures that reduce energy consumption. Funded by the Scottish Government, the scheme aims to support businesses that are looking to replace old and inefficient technology as well as install energy efficiency measures.

What are the benefits?

-No set up charges

-An immediate and ongoing reduction in energy costs

-Significant savings compared to other forms of finance

-Investment can be set against capital allowances

-Some technologies are eligible for Enhanced Capital Allowances.

Who can apply?

The scheme is aimed at Scottish businesses that fall within the EC definition of Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME), private sector landlords, not-for-profit organisations and charities.

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Examples of qualifying SMEs include:

  • Limited Companies

  • Sole Traders

  • Partnerships

  • Charities

  • Private Schools

  • Independent Churches

  • and many more categories!

Carbon Trust Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme

Interest-free loans are available from the Carbon Trust for businesses in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales who are investing in energy efficient equipment or renewable technologies.  Loans of £3,000 to £400,000 are available (subject to eligibility, terms and conditions).

The loan can be repaid over a period of up to four years and, as the scheme is designed for energy savings to cover repayments, the loan will effectively pay for itself.

Small-to-medium-sized businesses in Wales and Northern Ireland wishing to introduce energy-saving equipment are eligible for 0% interest free loans.  To find out more visit our Northern Ireland grants and funding pages.

To be able to qualify for a loan, an organisation must fulfil these criteria:

-Trade in the Private sector

-Trading for at least 12 months as a limited company or 36 months as an unincorporated company

-SMEs in England, Scotland or Wales can qualify

-In Northern Ireland, any sized enterprise can qualify

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