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The Carbon Trust - The Green Business Fund


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.

Any 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 


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

Any required delivery targets / outcome required

Energy saving projects or equipment replacement.

What grant amounts are available?

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

Who provides the grant?

The Carbon Trust.

Contact information:


The Carbon Trust Ltd, Dorset House 27-45 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NT

0207 832 4773

Additional information

Closing Date: 01/09/2018

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