Find support and funding

Many organisations can help your business on its path to net zero. Some provide grants, matching funds and interest-free loans. Others require membership or annual fees.

This list was last updated on 15 August 2022.

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National support and funding

  1. Anywhere in the UK
  2. England
  3. Scotland
  4. Wales
  5. Northern Ireland

Regional support in England

  1. Greater London
  2. South East
  3. South West
  4. East of England
  5. East Midlands
  6. West Midlands
  7. Yorkshire and Humber
  8. North East
  9. North West

Anywhere in the UK

These support schemes and networks are available anywhere in the UK:

You can also search GOV.UK’s list of active funds that help businesses become greener, or the UK Research and Innovation’s list of business competitions that award grants for green projects.

You can join a local chamber of commerce from anywhere in the UK.

England

The following grants, schemes and support programmes are available in England:

Scotland

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in Scotland:

  • Business Energy Scotland gives SMEs access to consulting, loans (up to £100,000) and grants (up to £20,000) for energy efficiency and renewable heat measures
  • Circular Economy Investment Fund gives SMEs and non-profit organisations matching funds to reduce waste and develop green products
  • Domestic charge point funding gives up to £700 toward the installation of an electric vehicle charge point
  • eBike loans offer interest-free loans of up to £6,000 for the purchase of an approved electric bike – the repayment period is 4 years
  • Electric vehicle (EV) loans gives interest-free loans up to £28,000 to buy a new EV or £10,000 for a motorcycle or scooter – the repayment period is 6 years
  • Energy Savings Trust gives funds for vehicle retrofits and safe disposal of non-compliant vehicles – must be a SME with 9 employees or less and located within 20km of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Dundee
  • Energy Investment Fund offers loans and investments for commercial and community-based low carbon energy projects
  • Funding for green jobs gives matching funding from £50,000 to £500,000 for the creation of green jobs – must be a registered company within the Scottish Enterprise area
  • Home Energy Scotland offers interest free loans and cashback for energy efficiency and renewable upgrades to a domestic property – maximum loan amount is £32,500 and cashback is £14,000
  • NESTRANS Sustainable Travel Scheme gives SMEs and community organizations up to £10,000 in matching funds for sustainable transport initiatives – must be based in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire
  • Private Rented Sector Landlord Loans lets property management businesses borrow up to £15,000 for energy efficiency and £17,000 for renewable systems – interest and fees apply
  • SME Loan Scheme offers interest-free loans from £1,000 to £100,000 to pay for energy efficiency and carbon reducing upgrades – up to £20,000 can be provided as a grant if installing eligible equipment
  • Used Electric Vehicle Loan for Business gives interest-free loans up to £20,000 for businesses of all sizes to buy a used electric car, van or moped
  • Zero Waste Scotland also offers free support and advice for businesses, including a free energy assessment and comprehensive report with actions you can take to reduce emissions

Wales

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in Wales:

  • The government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme gives up to £6,000 for small businesses to install a heat pump or biomass boiler
  • Business Wales is a government-funded organisation offers specialist sustainability support in regional centres
  • Caerphilly Enterprise Fund gives up to £2,000 in matching funds to SMEs for property improvements, website costs and more – must be located in Caerphilly County

Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland offers advice on how to operate more efficiently. Support includes:

  • consultancy for energy and waste management strategies and recommendations
  • resource matching service to manage waste and reduce costs
  • investment funding for energy saving equipment

Greater London

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in Greater London:

  • Better Futures+ provides up to £1,000 in free business support for London-based businesses with at least two full-time employees and turnover between £100,000 and £43M
  • Greater London Fund invests in early stage companies with an average investment of £400,000 to £1M – part of the fund is set aside for companies that reduce waste
  • Greater London Investment Fund offers loans from £100,000 to £1M to limited company SMEs – repayment term is 3 to 5 years and interest rates vary
  • Heart of the City gives SMEs free courses on measuring carbon footprints, setting targets and disclosing progress – must have a significant proportion of operations in the Square Mile

South East

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in the South East of England:

South West

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in the South West of England:

  • Clean Growth UK (South West Hub) offers SMEs funding, coaching and grant application support
  • Low Carbon Dorset gives SMEs up to £40,000 in matching funds for renewable energy and efficiency projects – must be located in Dorset, Bournemouth or Poole
  • Low Carbon Devon gives SMEs access to research, business support, free events and fully funded internships – must be located in the Devon area
  • West of England Green Business Grant gives SMEs up to £15,000 to improve energy efficiency and install solar panels – must be located in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire

East of England

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in the East of England:

  • Business Energy Efficiency gives enterprise SMEs up to £10,000 in matching funds for energy efficiency improvements, electric vehicles and new machinery – must be located in Suffolk or Norfolk counties
  • Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) gives SMEs up to £10,000 to help reduce carbon – must be located in the LEP areas of SELEP, Coast to Capital, Enterprise M3 and Solent

East Midlands

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in the East Midlands:

  • Business Growth Grant gives SMEs matching grants of £2,000 to £25,000 for new products or services, premises upgrades and new equipment – must be located in Leicestershire
  • DE-Carbonise gives SMEs £1,000 to £20,000 in matching funds to develop renewable energy generation and lower carbon products – must be located in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire
  • Energy for Business gives up to £8,000 in matching funds for improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions – must be located in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire
  • Electric Van Experience gives SMEs a free electric van for 30 days, including the install of a charger at your business – must be located in Nottingham city
  • Green BELLE gives SMEs £1,000 to £10,000 in matching funds for energy efficiency upgrades – must be located in Leicestershire
  • Green Entrepreneurs Programme has a small grants from £10,000 to £20,000 and a large grant that starts at £100,000 – must be located in Derbyshire County
  • Low Carbon Workspaces gives SMEs matching grants of £1,000 to £5,000 for premises improvements that reduce emissions – must be located in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes or Northamptonshire
  • Sustainability in Enterprise gives SMEs expertise and matching funds up to £9,600 for sustainable business operations, building management, product design and employee engagement – must be located in the Greater Nottingham area
  • University of Derby’s Invest to Grow programme gives grants and loans from £15,000 to £250,000 to B2B companies in the East Midlands that create jobs in different sectors, including low carbon
  • Workplace Travel Service Grants give SMEs up to £25,000 for travel improvements such as electric vehicle chargers, showers and bicycle parking – must be located in Nottingham city

West Midlands

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in the West Midlands:

Yorkshire and Humber

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in Yorkshire and the Humber:

  • Green Port Hull gives SMEs a minimum of £10,000 to businesses in the low carbon and renewable sectors – must be located in Hull or the East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Resource Efficient Business (REBiz) gives SMEs free advice and financial support (of up to £40,000 at 40% of project costs) to become more resource efficient and adopt circular business models – must be located in West Yorkshire, Craven, Harrogate, Selby or York

North East

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in the North East of England:

North West

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in the North West of England:

  • Chamber Low Carbon gives SMEs free ‘1-2-1’ consulting to improve energy efficiency and develop low carbon products. Must be based in Lancashire
  • Eco-I North West offers SMEs R&D funding, capital grants and collaboration with universities to help transition to a low carbon economy – must be located in Cumbria, Lancashire, Liverpool City Region, Cheshire & Warrington or Greater Manchester
  • Enexus Energy provides SMEs with comprehensive energy audits – must be a members of the Cumbria Tourism organization
  • LCR Future Energy gives SMEs matching funds up to £7,500 towards consulting costs to help develop products, systems and processes for a green supply chain – must be located in Liverpool City Region
  • Low Carbon Barrow Grants provides SMEs with matching grants up to £10,000 for energy efficenergy efficiency and environmental performance – must be located in the borough of Barrow-in-Furness
  • Low Carbon Lake District gives SMEs matching funding up to £20,000 for low carbon energy generation, energy efficiency and sustainable transport – must be located or operate in the Lake District National Park area
  • GC Business Growth Hub provides fully funded resource efficiency support to SMEs located in Greater Manchester – includes a virtual Journey to Net Zero programme for SMEs that are at an early stage on their path to net zero emissions