Small and medium sized businesses

SME support

Resources to help small and medium-sized organisations (SMEs) reduce energy overheads and improve your bottom line.

Get started with support to cut costs and go green

Energy saving support and funding

For small and medium-sized businesses in England, Scotland and Wales, the Green Business Fund offers an energy saving opportunity assessment, equipment procurement support, and up to £5,000 capital contribution (up to 15% of the purchase cost) towards energy saving equipment.

Green Business Fund

Energy efficiency consulting for startups and micro-businesses

For UK-based startups and new SMEs, START2ACT offers free energy efficiency consulting and mentoring services to identify and implement low and no cost energy saving measures at work.


Energy efficiency workshops

Workshops for small businesses in England and Wales to learn how to identify and implement opportunities to reduce energy costs within their business, and how to access further services from the Green Business Fund.


Support for specific regions

0% APR loans in Wales

Interest free, unsecured loans for organisations in Wales wishing to upgrade to energy efficient technology or implement renewable energy projects.

Wales: Free support to save energy, water and reduce waste

Free resource efficiency support for SMEs in Wales to save energy, water & reduce waste.

Leeds City Region: Resource efficiency support and funding available for SMEs in the Leeds City Region

Fully-funded resource efficiency assessments and access to 50% grant funding for resource efficiency projects


Find a supplier

Looking to install energy efficiency or renewable energy technology? Find your ideal supplier and installer in our directory of Carbon Trust accredited businesses:

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Guides for energy saving in small business

Download practical tools and publications to monitor, measure and reduce your organisation's energy use and carbon footprint.


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The role of UK SMEs in the low carbon economy

Low Carbon Entrepreneurs - the new engines of growth

Research by Shell Springboard and the Carbon Trust into low carbon entrepreneurs in the UK.

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