The Carbon Trust - The Green Business Fund (Free)

What is the grant available for?

The Carbon Trust - Green Business fund has been made available to SMEs on a first come-first served basis, and will offer energy saving training, cost saving assessments, implementation advice, and capital support for the installation of energy saving equipment. Eligible companies can apply for a capital contribution to cover up to 15% of an energy saving project or equipment replacement cost, up to a maximum of £5,000.

The fund can also be used to purchase a range of equipment, including energy efficient lighting, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and energy saving Controls - vital equipment across a range of business sectors, including manufacturing, retail, and hospitality.

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Capital or Revenue or both?

Capital: for energy saving projects or equipment replacement costs

Percentage of Project Cost

A minimum of £750 and a maximum of up to £5,000 capital contribution or up to 15% of the purchase cost of energy saving equipment

Eligibility Criteria

  • Available to small and medium sized businesses (companies with fewer than 250 employees)
  • The scheme can only support projects that look to replace existing equipment with energy saving alternatives
  • The minimum project cost must be £5,000 with a payback period of 5 years in order to be eligible for a capital contribution.
  • Only SMEs based in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible for support
  • Equipment should be purchased from a Green Business Directory supplier or a BESA Supplier, to ensure that your supplier is properly accredited
  • New-builds are not eligible (see Capital Contribution flyer attached)


To contact us for further advice on applying to the Green Business Fund please call 0207 832 4773 or email


Delivery targets and required outcomes

Energy saving projects or equipment replacement

Grant amounts available

A minimum of £750 and a maximum of up to £5,000

Who provides the grant?

The Carbon Trust

How to Apply

Applications can be made by following this link.

Contact Information:

The Carbon Trust Ltd, Dorset House
27-45 Stamford Street,

Telephone numbers:
0207 832 4773