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What is the Green Business Fund from the Carbon Trust?

The Green Business Fund is operated by the Carbon Trust to allow financiers and funders to contribute cost effectively to the acceleration of  a sustainable, low carbon economy...

Background

The Carbon Trust have been ensuring businesses make the best decisions about how to reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions since 2001. We are an independent mission-driven organisation staffed by 170 sustainability and low carbon experts.

We have developed an energy efficiency support service for SMEs in England, Wales and Scotland who are looking to become more efficient, save energy costs and reduce their carbon emissions.

We have drawn on our years of experience working with over 35,000 SMEs on energy surveys, energy efficient equipment loan provision and equipment procurement support, to develop the most simple and high impact services that we know deliver real change to SME energy bills and carbon emissions.

Central to this support service is the Green Business Fund.

Green Business Fund

For small and medium sized businesses in England, Scotland and Wales - the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund offers an energy opportunity assessment, equipment procurement support, and a financial contribution towards energy saving equipment.

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The Green Business Fund is operated by the Carbon Trust to allow financiers and funders (for example utilities, financial service providers, government bodies and philanthropics) to contribute cost effectively to the acceleration of  a sustainable, low carbon economy which is a key factor in addressing the environmental impacts of climate change.  It focuses on areas of particular market failure, such as the small business market globally, where incentives often have to be utilised to encourage action.   It currently serves smaller businesses in England, Wales and Scotland. There is scope for the fund to serve other geographies internationally should the appropriate funding be made available by a suitable funding body.  The Carbon Trust also has wide international experience, e.g. it successfully designed and supported a major small business support scheme in South Africa from 2014-2016.

To date the Carbon Trust has disbursed over £200 million of interest free loans to UK small and medium businesses to help them finance energy efficient equipment, and provided energy surveys to over 35,000 organisations.

So far we've helped these organisations introduce £1.6bn worth of energy efficient equipment into their businesses, resulting in a £5.5bn reduction in energy costs, playing a significant part in much needed carbon emission reduction.

 

Find out more

Funding bodies interested in finding out more about the programme and how to invest in it should contact us on +44 (0)20 7170 7000.

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